Welcome to the Humanities and Social Sciences Department
The Department of History, Languages, and Social Sciences offers a wide variety of courses and programs designed to introduce students to those things which make humans unique; the humanities, history, languages, the mind, and the quest for wisdom. The courses offered in the Department of History, Languages, and Social Sciences afford students opportunities to learn how their everyday behaviors impact and are impacted by the world around them. Opportunities abound to study the emergence and progression of human civilization from ancient through modern times. Students are exposed to a broad range of concepts about human capacities for learning, growing, and changing.
Our history courses will give the student a choice of study that ranges from European and American studies to a more specific African-American historical and cultural study. The foreign languages offered through this department are unparalleled for a junior college in their variety (French, German, Spanish, and Latin). From Socrates to Sartre, from Buddhism to Judaism, our religion and philosophy courses will leave the student with greater critical thinking skills and a greater appreciation for the major thought processes of the world. Additionally, degree areas within the department include Psychology and the Social Sciences (including Anthropology, Social Work, and Sociology). Want to explore the human mind, group behavior, and cultural diversity? If the investigation of human cultures and societies, past or present, appeals to you, then the Department of History, Languages, and Social Sciences is the place for you!