Ramona Shelton
Curriculum Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of History
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Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

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 and Behavioral 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.

Disclaimer: Academic information provided in this site is for informational purposes only and may not reflect more recent changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the Motlow College Catalog or contact the Admissions & Records Office for clarification.