Humanities and Social Sciences

Have you ever wondered how movies “work” to manipulate the audience or exactly what music does to “grab” the listener? Did a trip to the MFA when you were in grade school inspire you with a lifelong love of impressionist painting? Have discussions about the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin made you want to know more about how economies work? Or maybe you’d like to learn more about how to think through upcoming arguments in the Supreme Court.

We hope that the discussions, readings, and research you enjoy in your core courses will trigger your imagination in many directions. To help satisfy your curiosity, we offer a broad and changing selection of electives in the humanities and social sciences. Often, we will add new courses to the curriculum in response to students’ and teachers’ lively interest.

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Don Conolly

Titles: History and Classics Teacher, Coordinator of Academic Support, Faculty Representative
Degrees: B.A.
M.A.
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Mara Dale

Titles: English and Humanities Teacher, Dean of Faculty and Hiring Support, 11th and 12th Grade Class Advisor
Degrees: B.A.
M.A.
Ph.D.
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Rob Sherry

Titles: Mathematics and Economics Teacher, 11th and 12th Grade Class Advisor, Admissions Committee Member, Math Convenor
Degrees: B.A.
Ph.D.
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Bill Wharton

Titles: Headmaster, Language and Ethics and Readings in Ethics Teacher
Degrees: A.B.
M.A.
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