The Department of History, Politics, and Sociology is La Sierra University’s center for teaching and scholarship that brings together students and faculty with broad interests in understanding social, political, and cultural experience across all times and regions. Historical and social analysis is the department’s foundation, but its areas of disciplinary coverage include anthropology, sociology, global studies, legal studies, political studies, film studies, and gender studies. It is the University’s locus for area and diversity studies.
The department provides an academic home for collegians interested in understanding global peoples and institutions, for students wanting to integrate social and political commitments into their education, for students seeking interdisciplinary degrees in the humanities and social sciences, for students who want to prepare for graduate studies in any one of a variety of social sciences or humanities, and for students planning for careers in law, government, business, museum or library science, or international affairs. The department is dedicated to educating graduates who will possess the understanding, values, and relationships necessary to serve humanity in all its diversity.