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Social Sciences Division

Explore how we navigate our complex world.

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Gain concrete knowledge about political and social institutions. Have your questions answered in a classroom environment that provides room for interpretation and fosters self-directed learners. Go out beyond the classroom and put your learning into action. The social sciences at Antioch College prepare you for a life of active citizenship through its commitment to open and democratic dialogue, innovative and empowering pedagogy, and the merger of theory and practice.

Real-World Student Work Experiences

Students gain valuable real-world work experience through our Cooperative Education program, and document their insights on Antioch Engaged: our journal of social practice & professional engagement

Social Sciences News & Achievements
Amelia Gonzalez ’17 featured in PBS special
Amelia Gonzalez ’17 featured in PBS special

Amelia Gonzales '17 is featured in a new half-hour documentary special, "A Family of Us,"  which is part of the PBS American Portrait initiative. The episode will premiere on Sunday, August 2 at 10:30 PM EST. Amelia's father, Ernesto, was released...

Dean Snyder on the Green New Deal and Consumption
Dean Snyder on the Green New Deal and Consumption

Assistant Professor of Political Economy Dean Snyder coauthored a piece of public scholarship, “The Green New Deal and the Politics of Consumption,” recently published by the online magazine Jacobin, a leading voice of the American left, offering...

Antioch In Extremis
Antioch In Extremis

It’s a 20 mile drive from Antioch College’s campus to the Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI), a state women’s prison just west of the city for which it’s named. If you know your way, and if there’s no traffic on US-35 going into Dayton, you can...