The goal of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department is to represent the great tradition of liberal arts education in Linfield's professional school. Those students who wish to broaden their perspectives and enhance their critical faculties will want to explore the offerings in this department.
The Humanities and Social Science Department has three full-time faculty members - one each in Anthropology, Philosophy, and Psychology. Their professional expertise ranges widely across such diverse areas of study as the history of ideas, animal-assisted therapy, and the industrialization of Portugal.
Portland Campus students may also pursue any of the minors identified within the academic departments described in the McMinnville Campus section of the catalog as long as they can meet the stipulated requirements.