Explore the Past, Engage the Present, Define the Future – The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.

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About the School of History and Sociology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

Spring 2019 Speaker Series

The School of History and Sociology presents the Spring 2019 Speakers Series.

  • Monday March 4 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Ivan Allen Cup: Trivia

    Location: GT Barnes & Noble Starbucks

    The final event in the 2019 Ivan Allen Cup is trivia in the GT Barnes & Noble Starbucks.

  • Tuesday March 5 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Recruit. Explore. Connect: Liberal Arts Recruiting Event

    Location: Stephen C. Hall Building

    This event is being produced by the C2D2, IAC Student Advisory Board, with the support of the IAC's Office of Enrollment and Student …

  • Tuesday March 12 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards

    Location: The Historic Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree Street NE

    Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and the Awards Planning Committee cordially invite alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to attend the Ivan Allen …

  • Wednesday March 13 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    HSOC Spring 2019 Speakers Series - Kalindi Vora

    Location: Stephen C. Hall Building, Room 102

    The School of History and Sociology welcomes Dr. Kalindi Vora as our Women's History Month Speaker.

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