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Social Sciences & Teacher Education

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Professions that impact lives, families, and communities.  

Whether your goal is to do social work, become a child care provider, mediate conflict, solve crime, preserve archeological sites, fight for constitutional rights, or become a teacher, HCC's Social Sciences/Teacher Education Division offers a breadth of programs and courses that will enable you to reach your professional and life goals.

The Division's Social Sciences instructional area explores the social, cultural, behavioral, historical, and political branches within the eclectic discipline of the social sciences through both lecture and field experiences, including opportunities for service learning and study abroad.The challenging curriculum includes coursework in  anthropology, archeology, criminal justice, conflict resolution, economics, geology, history, politics, psychology, sociology, and social work. 

The Criminal Justice instructional area has expanded from the traditional study of the causes of crime and the functions of police to accommodate a wide range of issues such as computer forensics, domestic terrorism, computerized mobile crime detection, identity theft, juvenile gangs, and constitutional rights to privacy. Students of HCC's Criminal Justice associate transfer degree program are provided a multidisciplinary education that draws upon the principles of psychology, sociology, economics, science, technology, and the law.  

HCC's Teacher Education instructional area is recognized throughout Social Science college programs in Maryland for providing high-quality and affordable associate degree programs in a wide range of teaching specializations covering Pre-K through high school, as well as a professional training program for Maryland Teacher Education certification.

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