Welcome to Social Sciences at Trent
Acting Dean of Arts and Science - Social Sciences
phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 6142
A Message From the Dean,
Welcome to the Social Sciences at Trent. The Social Science departments
include Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Indigenous
Studies, International Development Studies, Political Studies, and Sociology.
These departments and programs provide an engaging and experiential
approach to the study of human societies and organizations and
contemporary social and political issues.
Social Science faculty are engaged in distinctly contemporary scholarship
and teaching, are highly connected to their communities of interest and
deeply interested and engaged in the social issues of the day. As you will
see when you explore our Social Science programs, the faculty have
developed curriculum to encourage students to study outside of the
traditional classroom. Both International Development Studies and
Indigenous Studies have strong history of year-abroad programs.
International Development Studies offers a year abroad program in both
Ghana and Ecuador and Indigenous Studies offers a year abroad program in
Thailand. Anthropology and, more recently, Business Administration have
integrated field based learning into their programs. Over the past 13 years, the Social Archaeology Research Program has run a field school in Minanha,
Belize. Closer to home, the Ontario Field School and Oshawa Historical
Field School provide a focused and intensive introduction to archaeological
field methods. In 2011, Business Administration initiated field based
learning – an immediately successful endeavour thanks to the overwhelming support from local businesses in the Greater Peterborough Area.
International Development Studies
Affiliated Undergraduate Programs
Indigenous Environmental Studies
Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods M.A.
Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies M.A.
Cultural Studies Ph.D.
Indigenous Studies Ph.D.
Sustainability Studies M.A.
Theory, Culture and Politics M.A.