History and Social Sciences
Social science is the study of human society, past and present, that encompasses topics that range from how an individual makes a decision to how large-scale cultural norms are created. The division offers majors in anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology.
Faculty Office Hours ’23 - Anthropology
Hear from Professors Charlene Makley and Betsey Brada as they break down the anthropology major at Reed, discuss their areas of research, and answer your questions.
Faculty Office Hours ’22 - Anthropology, Sociology, CRES, and ICPS
Get to know Professors Paul Silverstein and Kjersten Whittington as they discuss studying anthropology, sociology, comparative race and ethnicity studies (CRES), and international and comparative policy studies (ICPS). They break down the various majors and answer questions.
Faculty Office Hours ’21 - History and American Studies
Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Professors David Garrett and Jackie Dirks talk about majoring in history and American studies at Reed.
Alumni Interview with Alex Walker ’12, History
Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, talks with Alex Walker ’12, Reed alum and real estate associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Faculty Office Hours ’21 - Political Science and Religion
Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Peter Steinberger, Professor of Political Science and Humanities, and Kristin Scheible, Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities, talk about the political science and religion majors at Reed.
Alumni Interview with Van Havig ’92, Economics
Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, talks with Van Havig ’92, Reed alum and owner, founder, and master brewer at Gigantic Brewing Company.
Faculty Office Hours ’21 - Economics
Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Professors Jon Rork and Tristan Nighswander talk about the economics major at Reed.