By offering the majority of courses in the University's general education program, which every MU student completes, and by enrolling well over a third of all MU students in the School's majors, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is at the heart of liberal learning at Millersville.
Our instructional pedagogies are becoming more learning centered and less teaching centered. Collaborative, active, self-initiated student learning is expertly "coached" by faculty in courses across the School. A variety of internships and cooperative education opportunities in businesses and service agencies enable students to develop practical skills through faculty-guided application of classroom knowledge in work settings. Student learning is the fundamental criterion in our newest efforts to assess and improve our programs.
By sharing their expertise well beyond the classroom, our faculty is key players in community innovation, and they are helping our students learn with first-hand experiences about civic and social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and community-based development.
Our curriculum reflects a deep commitment to diversity in education. International and cultural perspectives have been integrated into existing courses and have defined themes for many new courses. At the same time, our historically and culturally significant regional roots are the subject of study in a variety of disciplines.
The mission of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to provide, first and foremost, a broad range of baccalaureate programs in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences and professions consistent with student needs and aspirations and faculty expertise, and in accord with standards of excellence for scholarship and application.
The School also seeks to develop and provide excellent graduate programs that meet clear student and community needs. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by their integration of liberal arts and professional learning opportunities, disciplinary and interdisciplinary content, curricular and co-curricular activities, independent and collaborative processes, and traditional and innovative teaching approaches.
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