Social Sciences & Physical Education

About Us

Division Mission Statement

The mission of the East Campus Social Sciences and Physical Education Division is to integrate mind and body through courses in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Fitness / Health & Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sign Language that satisfy requirements in the University Parallel Program and Career Programs.

Our classes aim to develop an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which human beings interact in the contexts of the past and present, as well as the methods we use to study, record, and analyze the human experience. Through these classes, we promote competencies such as:

  • critical thinking about the individual and society (Think)
  • the evaluation of citizenship responsibility (Value)
  • the enhancement of oral and written communication skills (Communicate), and
  • active involvement in personal well-being (Act) .

To provide quality educational leadership, our faculty engages in activities to enrich curricula and to promote professional development. The Division reviews and revises course objectives, content, and methodologies to reflect current scholarly research and instructional techniques to improve student understanding and success. The division also recognizes that students learn differently and respond differently to instructional methodologies; consequently we offer a variety of services that include online courses, traditional classes, mixed mode classes, weekend classes, special topics courses, and honors sections.

As a community partner, the Social Science & Physical Education Division cooperates with Orange County Public Schools by offering dual enrollment classes in Psychology, Economics, and Political Science at area high schools. These classes afford secondary school students a transitional opportunity to earn college credits while improving the skills to enhance their success in post-secondary studies. Our classes in the schools also provide these young adults the possibility of developing a greater understanding of human society and its inherent responsibilities.