The Social Studies Department believes that learning and human growth is the goal of education. The primary purpose of studying social studies is to contribute to the growth and development of human beings, individuals, and members of society.
The concern of social scientists is with humankind as an individual, as a member of a variety of groups, and as a member of the enormously complex community of life in its environment. Social studies must also pay critical attention to the values that govern human behavior, and in particular, those that govern behavior in our own society. Through the process, each student should develop and internalize his or her own value system.