DePaul University Catalog > Undergraduate Core > Liberal Studies Program > Liberal Studies Learning Domains > Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Courses in the Social, Cultural and Behavioral Inquiry domain focus on the mutual impact of society and culture on individuals, and of individuals on society and culture. Particular attention is given to human relationships and behavior as they are influenced by social, economic and political institutions, spatial and geographical factors, and the events and social and cultural forces at play in the contemporary world. The domain emphasizes the pursuit of knowledge through the development of theory and empirical investigation of the contemporary world. Courses in the domain explore such particular issues as poverty and economic opportunity, the environment, nationalism, racism, individual alienation, gender differences, and the bases of conflict and consensus in complex, urban societies and in global relations.          

Learning Outcomes

​Students will be able to:

  • Analyze and reflect upon arguments about the contemporary world using relevant theory, methods, and/or empirical evidence.
  • Analyze interdependent relationships between contemporary society and individuals.


Below please find examples of courses previously offered for Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry credit. For information on current offerings, please consult Campus Connection.

African and Black Diaspora Studies

American Studies


Asian American Studies

Catholic Studies


Comparative Literature

Computer Science

Digital Cinema

Early Childhood Education


Environmental Studies


Computer Game Development



Hospitality Leadership

Information Systems

Interactive and Social Media

Intercultural Communication

International Studies

Irish Studies


Latin American and Latino Studies

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies

Liberal Studies in Education

Media and Cinema Studies  

Modern Languages


Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies

Political Science


Public Policy

Relational Communication

School for New Learning



Women’s and Gender Studies

Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse