The Macro-Social Sciences department consists of the disciplines in the social sciences which focus on the broader historical, economic, and political institutions, processes and trends within society.
Economics courses give students a basic understanding of how people allocate scarce resources given unlimited wants.
Courses such as Western Civilization and American History are offered as part of the social science requirements for undergraduate degrees. Furthermore, an analysis and investigation of special historical problems, issues or periods that defy proper treatment within the time limits and parameters of a general survey course are also offered.
Political science is an academic discipline within the social sciences which examines the theory and practice of politics and provides analysis of political systems and political behavior. Political scientists stress the use of scientific methods to examine the political institutions, motivations and processes involved in governing and the making of public policy.
Lakeland Community College offers an international studies certificate that provides students with a broad base of understanding of the many influences that affect the modern world and global economies. Subject areas include history, politics, geography, economics, religion and languages. Courses can transfer to other colleges as general education credits. Certain courses further transfer into Cleveland State University's international relations major. Students should consult with the Lakeland Counseling Center before registering for classes.
Successful completion of an Association of Arts or in a macro-social sciences field may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples which typically include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2021 for public relations specialists was $63,330 and for economists was $104,650. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Archivist or Librarian
Writer, editor, journalist
Museum technician and conservator
Operations research analyst
International market researcher
Human resources or public relations specialist
Students interested in the macro-social sciences, transfer, or liberal arts are encouraged to get involved: