Social Sciences Department
Curriculum chair for humanities and social sciences
931-668-7010 ext. 2126
If you have a desire to learn more about human behavior, social problems or the historical consequences of both, the Social Sciences Department at Motlow is a great place to start!
Bryan Thomas, Dept. Director
The courses offered in this Department provide students with a basic understanding of human social development and structure. Enjoy fascinating classroom experiences, lectures and discussions, taught by qualified and dedicated faculty who enjoy actively engaging their students in the learning process.
Students will appreciate attending class at any one of our convenient campus locations and many classes are also available online. Those who begin their education in the Social Sciences Department find themselves well prepared and excited to move on to the next level of learning at any one of Tennessee's four year colleges or universities. With six degree areas now offered under the Social Sciences' Tennessee Transfer Pathway, and one Pre-Law area of emphasis, students who complete their Associates degree at Motlow will find transferring to their Tennessee college of choice easier than ever. Don't wait any longer! It's easier than ever to jump start your education and your career. Start today!
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In support of the institutional mission, the Department of Social Sciences develops and maintains a strong core curriculum in University Parallel Programs and Tennessee Transfer Pathways programs. The department supports the open access mission of the college by providing a full range of social science course offerings comprising anthropology, criminal justice, history, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, and interdisciplinary studies, including honors courses. Courses are offered in conventional, ACE, ITV, fully-online, and hybrid format. The department complements the curriculum and the college's commitment to public service by offering cultural and civic programs. Furthermore, the department supports the mission of the college to improve graduation and retention by partnering and collaborating with the Student Success Center and its initiatives.