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Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway

The Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway is a diverse and engaging collection of programs – from Anthropology to World Languages – that are designed to help you transfer to a four year institution. From podcasting to psychology, from sociology to social work, we are ready to assist you in creating a foundation for career success. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you successfully navigate your college career so you are able to transition seamlessly to a four year University.

Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway Programs

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. It is a diverse discipline that includes four areas of specialization: cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology and linguistics. The anthropology transfer pattern offers students broad exposure to the discipline and provides a foundation for further study of the social, behavioral, and natural sciences and for professional work in anthropology, archaeology, forensics, cultural resources management, museums, international development, and public health.

Contact

CCBC Catonsville
Anne Maclellan
Phone: 443.840.4202
Email: amaclellan@ccbcmd.edu
CCBC Essex
Nelda Nix-McCray
Phone: 443.840.1920
Email: nnix@ccbcmd.edu

Communications

The Communication Studies major is a multidisciplinary degree program to prepare students to enter four-year communication programs. The degree includes classes that strengthen student communication skills in professional and personal relationships. Degrees in communications can lead to many careers, including corporate training, sports information and market, public relations officer, and communication research associate.

Contact

Catonsville
Sherry Tucker
Phone: 443.840.4613
Email: stucker@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Guillermo Gibens
Phone: 443.840.3364
Email: ggibens@ccbcmd.edu

English and Creative Writing

Students following the transfer pattern in Creative Writing will study poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and will eventually complete a Capstone class. Many students transfer to area writing programs at the University of Baltimore, Towson University, Morgan, Loyola, and Goucher College to name a few.

Contact

Catonsville
Evan Balkan
Phone: 443.840.4976
Email: ebalkan@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk
Jeremy Trucker
Phone: 443.840.3887
Email: jtrucker@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Heather Harris
Phone: 443.840.1743
Email: hharris@ccbcmd.edu

Economics

The Economics Associate of Arts (A.A.) transfer degree prepares students for a career in the finance field, primarily in the areas of insurance, government, and banking. Economics focuses on the production and consumption of goods in society and on the broader implications of what many individual businesses choose to do. The Economics transfer pattern is accredited by the ACBSP and designed to help students transfer to institutions that offer a four-year degree in Economics.

Contact

Catonsville
Alpha KaiKai
Phone: 443.840.4344
Email: akaikai@ccbcmd.edu
Dundalk/Essex
Jennifer Joyner
Phone: 443.840.1469
Email: jjoyner@ccbcmd.edu

Health

The health transfer pattern provides students with the general courses required to transfer to an institution which offers an undergraduate degree in school or public health education. Upon completion, students are prepared to demonstrate depth of knowledge in a variety of health topics such as fitness, nutrition, stress management, mental health, drug abuse, heart disease, cancer, sexuality, environment, etc.

Contact

CCBC Catonsville
Craig Newton
Phone: 443.840.4785
Email: cnewton2@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk
John Reed
Phone: 443.840.1706
Email: jreed2@ccbcmd.edu
CCBC Essex
Caroline Colclough 
Phone: 443.840.1708
Email: ccolclough@ccbcmd.edu

Mass Communication

The mass communication transfer pattern will introduce students to studio production, film history, electronic media, journalism and corporate communications such as advertising and public relations. The two transfer patterns in mass communication are Studio Production and Corporate Communications (including Journalism).

Contact

Beth Baunoch
Phone: 443.840.2518
Email: bbaunoch@ccbcmd.edu

History

In this program, students will determine the focus of each of the main areas of history and the relationship of history to the other social sciences. Students will be able to analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the field of history and demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of different ethnic and cultural groups to U.S. and world societies.

Contact

CCBC Catonsville
Stephanie Mowles
Phone: 443.840.5916
Email: smowles@ccbcmd.edu
CCBC Essex
Michelle Wright
Phone: 443.840.2217
Email: mwright3@ccbcmd.edu

Human Services Counseling

Programs offered:
  • Human Services (AAS)
  • Child and Youth Care Practitioner (Certificate)
  • Elder Care (Certificate) 
  • Human Services (Certificate)
This program provides students with education and training to prepare them for entry-level positions in human services as well as for transfer to four-year institutions to attain professional degrees.

Graduates of this program can expect to find employment serving a range of client populations including persons with physical and developmental challenges, mental health and substance abuse issues, elderly and vulnerable/at risk children.

Contact

Lisa Boone
Phone: 443.840.4379
Email: lboone@ccbcmd.edu

Native American Studies

The Native American Studies Program provides a broad foundation in Indigenous cultures and current events. The program’s curriculum in Native American histories, religions, literature, arts, and politics aims to generate knowledge and respect for Indigenous nations as well as foster critical thinking and socially responsible research.

Contact

Stephanie Mowles
Phone: 443.840.5916
Email: smowles@ccbcmd.edu

Philosophy

Philosophy emphasizes the use of critical analysis and critical thinking to examine real life circumstances via philosophical theories and ideas to find relevance and application to everyday life. The Philosophy degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Philosophy.

Contact

Rhonda A. Amenu-El
Phone: 443.840.4377
Email: ramenuel@ccbcmd.edu

Physical Education

Physical education is all about learning to promote, develop, and maintain a healthy lifestyle by incorporating physical activity into daily life. Students will gain knowledge of the educational goals and objectives of the professional preparation for physical education, exercise science, and sport.

Contact

Catonsville
Craig Newton
Phone: 443.840.4785
Email: cnewton2@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk
John Reed
Phone: 443.840.1706
Email: Jreed2@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Candy Carr-Smith
Phone: 443.840.1705
Email: csmith@ccbcmd.edu

Political Science

CCBC’s Political Science department is one of the leading political science communities in Maryland with a wide variety of courses and instructors to help students grow representing a broad spectrum of interests and approaches. We not only focus on the four main fields of political science, but also on areas like campaigns & elections and political ideology. We have developed an internship program where students receive hands-on career experience in the political world.

Contact

John Dedie
Phone: 443.840.2408
Email: jdedie@ccbcmd.edu

Psychology

The Psychology transfer pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Psychology or similar social science discipline. Psychology at CCBC prepares students to analyze and evaluate psychological information found in film, television, radio, and online; articulate the relevance of diversity in various behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions; and understand their own weaknesses and strengths as learners.

Contact

Catonsville
Jennifer Pemberton
Phone: 443.840.4323
Email: jpemberton@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Charlie Seltzer
Phone: 443.840.1921
Email: cseltzer@ccbcmd.edu

Sociology

Simply put, sociology seeks to answer “why people do what they do. This discipline trains students to explain the effect that social forces and social institutions have on individual and group behavior; and understand structural inequalities based on age, race, class, gender and other social constructions resulting in differences of power, property and prestige. With a degree in Sociology, students can pursue careers in social welfare and social change and/or pursue graduate study in the social sciences.

Contact

Catonsville
Anne MacLellan
Phone: 443.840.4202
Email: amaclellan@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Nelda Nix-McCray
Phone: 443.840.1920
Email: nnix@ccbcmd.edu

Women’s Studies

In the Women's Studies program, students will explore the social construction of gender and the way it intersects with other forms of difference, specifically race, ethnicity, class, age, and sexuality. Knowledge derived from women’s studies courses will enable students to analyze current problems that women face in the areas of employment, the family, domestic violence, health and the legal system.

Contact

Ingrid Sabio-McLaughlin
Phone: 443.840.1483
Email: isabio@ccbcmd.edu