Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Courses of Instruction



Connections 20092. Individual and Society

The Individual and Society Connection centers on the basic truth that human beings are social in nature and that we live in societies as a result of this basic motivation to be together. Students will learn about what it means to be both individuals and members of a larger community. Shared topics include how individuals and culture influence one another through such phenomena as social norms and social contracts. While learning about these topics, students will develop an appreciation of the contrasting methods that the Humanities and the Social Sciences use in answering analogous questions.

PHIL 121 Citizen and Society
and PSY 232 Social Psychology
or SOC 190 Self and Society