Social Science Week 2015: Explorations in the Social Sciences (June 22–26)

The social sciences address the material conditions of our everyday world—the political tensions, economic connections, social struggles, and cultural patterns that surround and shape our daily lives. Join WGU’s social sciences faculty throughout the week as we showcase a diverse host of research interests spanning history, political geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Check out the schedule below and plan to attend any sessions you are interested in. To attend, visit the virtual lecture room at the scheduled time and call 1-888-585-9008, participant code 556-081-544# for audio.

Monday, June 22, noon MDT
Upcoming Election Strategies: The Race to the Top

Heidi Franco, Ph.D.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 11 a.m. MDT
Fear and Threat: The Social Construction of a Problem (panel)

Anne Borden, Ph.D., Linda Knieps, Ph.D., and Dave Ouellette, Ph.D.
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Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 MT
Zombies: Exploring the Roots of Our Fascination with the Undead (panel)

Charity Carney, Ph.D., and Michael Dungar, M.A.
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Wednesday, June 24, 12:00 MT
Revolution, Conflict, and Social Upheaval through a Social Science Lens (panel)

Sharla Chittick, Ph.D., and Lee Jones, Ph.D.
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Thursday, June 25, 12:00 MT
Diversity, Segregation, and Power: Urban Population Patterns in the Modern American Global City

Rob Whiting, Ph.D.

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