The social science and humanities courses at MacNab share a common object of study: human beings and their world. Using data collection and analysis, social studies courses study human behaviour and society within sociology, psychology and anthropology. Students learn about a wide range of factors that influence people, cultures and societies. The humanities courses explore basic nature and the purpose of human existence. Using philosophy and theology to study society, students become aware of the ongoing attempts of humanity to understand and articulate the meaning and purpose of life. In humanities courses, students will learn varied world views, historical and cultural theories, philosophies and social trends that all influence society.