Counseling and Social Sciences Division

Division Office is located in the Administration Building

Dr. Robyn Brammer, Dean

Division Coordinator
Ann Yarchin
ayarchin@gwc.cccd.edu

Counseling and Social Sciences Division

Counseling

The Counseling Department is dedicated to assisting students to achieve success in their academic, career, and life goals in an inclusive environment that embrace the diversity of our students and community. Professionally trained counselors are available to assist students with clarifying career and educational goals, educational planning and course selection, university transfer, and personal counseling.

Counseling coursework assist students meet their career and educational goals by providing coursework to assist with clarification of goals, educational planning, and self-development. The coursework assists students with overcoming personal challenges and tasks that face college students. Topics include college study skills, self-discovery, goal, decision, and values clarification, career exploration, educational and life planning.

Social and Behavioral Science

The Social Sciences study the interplay between society and individuals. At GWC, these include nine disciplines:

  • Anthropology, (study of workings of societies around the world and long-term development of the human organism),
  • Archaeology (study of human activity in the past),
  • Economics (study of factors influencing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services),
  • Geography (study of physical and human patterns in environments),
  • Global Studies (the interdisciplinary study of political, economic, ecological and cultural interconnectedness)
  • History (study of the past as it relates to humans),
  • Political Science (study of governments, political activity, and political behavior),
  • Philosophy (study of general and fundamental problems),
  • Psychology (study of mind and behavior),
  • Sociology (study of behavior as it relates to development, organization, and institutions),
  • Social Justice (interdisciplinary study addressing social inequality and developing human-rights).

You should know that graduating with a Social Science degree can be the best long-term option for you.  According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), “At peak earnings ages (56-60 years) workers who majored as undergraduates in the humanities or social sciences earn annually on average about $2000 more than those who majored as undergraduates in professional or pre-professional fields.”