Dr. Alex Miranda, Dean
amiranda42@gwc.cccd.edu
714-892-7711 x58180

Lindsay McNutt
Division Office Coordinator
lmcnutt1@gwc.cccd.edu
714-892-7711 x58947

Learning Resource Center

Social Sciences Division

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.”