OUR COURSES

economics class

Economics

Economics

Economists study the prospects for individual companies and the forces that drive the economy.

Students taking courses in Economics learn to gather, organize and interpret data, making connections and using mathematical formulas and statistics. They also create models to predict the impact of investments, policy decisions, industry trends, demographics, climate change and much more.

history

History

History

Missouri Western’s history courses provide students with a broad understanding of historical events and topics across time, as well as in-depth analysis of specific eras and themes. With smaller class sizes and a focus on reading, writing and discussion, students are introduced to the tools of the historian’s craft.

philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy promotes the development of critical thinking skills and the ability to clearly communicate well-reasoned personal beliefs. Philosophy provides a highly transferable skill set applicable to a wide range of career areas such as law, business, science, health and more. Philosophy also prepares graduates to pursue graduate study in law, medicine, science, business, cultural and policy studies, as well as in philosophy.

MWSU students studying in the library

Political Science

Political Science

Students of Political Science study more than the history and structure of governments; they delve into how governments shape human events and continue to affect everyday lives. In today’s dynamic political times, studying Political Science is more relevant than ever.

religion

Religion

Religion

Like anthropologists or sociologists, religion scholars seek to understand the human experience. Some are drawn to study religion because they want to better understand their own faith, while others are drawn simply because they want to better understand the powerful ways in which religions shape our world.

sociology class

Sociology

Sociology

Sociology is the study of social interactions and relationships in society. Students study issues relevant to people and social life, including marriage, family, technology and communication, as well as how demographics affect group behavior.

Social Sciences and Humanities Department

Courses in social sciences and humanities provide students with a broad perspective of the world. Our dedicated faculty work to provide students with a well-rounded education that will complement any major. Students in our courses will gain skills that are in demand with employers, from critical thinking and problem solving, to knowledge application and evidence-based analysis.

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