What if I want to include a course that is not in a social science department in my focus field?

You should petition the Board of Instruction to count this course when you submit your plan of study. Typically, courses that have substantial social science, historical, or social theoretical content (e.g., more than half of the topics covered) can be counted, as can courses taught by faculty members with Ph.D.s in the social sciences, history, or continental philosophy.