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Social Science: Welcome!

Social Science Overview

This lib-guide also aims to help you, the user, understand how to better use your library. We have highlighted several different services that the library offers in order to give customers an overview of services and resources they may not be aware of or may not feel comfortable using. As technology changes, libraries must change as well. Our library aims to be at the forefront of providing relevant information, tools, services, and programs for our users. Please take a moment to browse any of the offerings that are of interest to you, and of course, don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you would like further assistance with any of our services or resources. Thanks for visiting our lib-guide!



Social Science is a branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society.  This is an interdisciplinary department at Allen University and includes classes in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Government, History, Psychology and Sociology. The courses offered at Allen University are: 

(SSC 201) Principles of Sociology, (SSC 202) Problems in Sociology, ( SSC 310) Social Gerontology, (SSC 312) Social Psychology, (SSC 315) Introduction to Human Services, (SSC 319) General Anthropology, (SSC 320) Social Welfare, (SSC 403) Criminology, (SSC 409) Ethnic and Cultural Minorities, (SSC 412) Social Science Practicum, (SSC 416) Social Research, (SSC 417) Social Science Seminar

(SSH 104) African Civilization, (SSH 201) History of Civilization I, (SSH 202) History of Civilization II, (SSH 204) United States History Since 1900, (SSH 305) African American History I, (SSH 306) African American History II, (SSH 412) Women in History

(SSP 308) Fundamentals in American Law


Library Staff Member

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Courtney Rounds
Allen University
JS Flipper Library
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

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Don't hesitate to ask if you need help!  Whether you're trying to narrow down your topic, you're having trouble searching through an electronic database, or you're looking for one specific thing, just contact Mrs. Rounds. 

She can be reached by email at, by phone 376-5748, or visit her office in the J.S. Flipper’s Library.  For more information about library resources and help, visit the Research Guides Library's website.

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Summer and Holiday hours may vary


Hours vary during breaks and intersession. For all Library hours, visit the J.S. Flipper's Library hours website.