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Guide to the School of Social Sciences Publications, University of California, Irvine
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: School of Social Sciences publications, University of California, Irvine
    Date: 1965-2007
    Collection Number: PS-073
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. School of Social Sciences.
    Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection comprises publications from the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences and its departments, including brochures, catalogs, course announcements, directories, manuals and other materials.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyrights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    School of Social Sciences Publications. PS-073. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred periodically from the University of California, Irvine, School of Social Sciences.

    Accruals

    Accruals are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed Cesar Gallegos and Cyndi Shein, 2008.

    Historical Background

    The School of Social Sciences began as the Division of Social Sciences when the University of California, Irvine (UCI) was founded in 1965. Its first dean, James G. March, was appointed in 1964. He created an interdisciplinary program free of individual departments, enabling faculty to pursue scholarly interests beyond the constraints of departmental borders. Dean March referred to his program as the "New Social Science," a mathematically oriented discipline that involved systematic observation, interpretation, and quantitative analysis of human behavior. While many students worked toward a degree in social science, they also had the option of majoring in traditional social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
    The innovative structure of the school set it apart from other programs. It attracted many notable scholars, many of whom became members of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among these were David Easton, Harry Eckstein, R. Duncan Luce, William Schonfeld, and A. Kimball Romney.
    While Dean March favored a non-departmental structure for the school, Dean William Schonfeld, who took office in 1982, found that the lack of departments was not practical for the growing school. The success of the early non-departmental structure of the school is attributed to its relatively small size and to the fact that the separate social science disciplines were passing through a revolutionary period during which their traditional boundaries and methodologies were being challenged. Increasing enrollments and other considerations prompted Dean Schonfeld to establish traditional departments for the school.
    In 2008, the School of Social Sciences is home to the departments of Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Chicano and Latino Studies, Economics, Linguistics, Logic and the Philosophy of Science, Political Science, and Sociology. Its academic programs include Demographic and Social Analysis, International Studies, Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, Political Psychology, Public Choice / Political Economy, Social Networks, Transportation Science, and a Summer Academic Enrichment Program.

    Biography/Organization History

    Chronology

    1964 James G. March is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
    1965 University of California, Irvine opens.
    1968 Division of Social Sciences becomes School of Social Sciences.
    1969 A. Kimball Romney is appointed as Dean of Social Sciences.
    1970 Farm School, an independent alternative pre-school and elementary school, is founded on campus by members of the Social Sciences faculty.
    1971 Lewis A. (Creel) Froman is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
    1974 Christian Werner is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
    1979 Linton Freeman is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
    1982 William R. Schonfeld is appointed Dean of Social Sciences and begins process of establishing departments in the school.
    1988 Irvine Research Unit in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences is established.
    1989 First academic departments are formed.
    1990 UCI Focused Research Program is started; its name is later changed to Center for Study of Democracy.
    1992 Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences replaces Irvine Research Unit in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences.
    1994 Department of Linguistics moves from School of Humanities to School of Social Sciences.
    1995 National Science Foundation selects UCI to establish the Graduate Research Traineeship on Democratization and Democratic Politics.
    2000 Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science is established.
    2001 Department of Political Science is ranked 29th by U.S. News and World Report.
    2002 Dean William Schonfeld receives Lauds and Laurels Extraordinarius Award.
      Barbara Dosher is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
    2003 Professor Kristen Monroe establishes Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality.
    2007 Farm School becomes a 501c3 corporation and moves from the UCI campus to Aliso Viejo.
      Chicano / Latino Studies program becomes a department of the School of Social Sciences.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises publications from the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences and its departments, including brochures, catalogs, course announcements, directories, manuals and other materials. This material was produced to provide information to various audiences, including faculty and staff, prospective or current students, and alumni. For the researcher, publications provide an overview of facts and events, as well as insight into how the school has evolved since the university's inception.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in two series.
    • Series 1. General publications, 1965-2007. 0.8 linear feet
    • Series 2. Departmental publications, 1970-2000. 0.4 linear feet

    Separation Note

    Several publications were removed from this collection, shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged in the library's online catalog ANTPAC.

    Related Collections

    Related materials can be found in the following collections:
    • School of Social Sciences Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-074. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.



    • Program in Comparative Culture Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-014. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Irvine. School of Social Sciences -- Archives.