Welcome to the Del Mar College Department of Social Sciences!
The Department has an outstanding faculty who are productive scholars and great teachers. We have 24 full-time, tenure-track and tenured and about 24 adjunct faculty teaching courses to about 4800 students each semester. The department has several distinguished professors, two Piper Professors, and four Emeritus Professors. Faculty are active researchers and their work has appeared in academic journals and books. The Department of Social Science offers outstanding educational opportunities for students in traditional geographic fields. The department also emphasizes topical areas that allow its members to reach across social, political, economic, geographical, and ethnic boundaries and explore common themes. Department graduates have successfully transferred to four-year colleges and universities and surveys indicate that they perform as well as students who start their freshman year at those schools. Clearly, we are an outstanding department, educating students, providing leadership for the College and community.
We also have the opportunity to teach at one of the most diverse community colleges in the country, and that is reflected in our faculty, the courses we offer, and our students. We have excellent programs in history, government, geography, psychology, sociology, and military science. We also provide special courses in Latin American history, Mexican-American studies, Texas and European history, foreign relations and war, Faculty and students are an active part of the Corpus Christi community, working in collaborative and outreach programs.
Take a look at our website and learn about our faculty, our publications, our students, our classes and our accomplishments. And you are always welcome to visit us, contact us, or even make a contribution to help fund student scholarships. Our mission is to enrich our knowledge of the past and present, educate our students, and be an active part of the community. The Department of Social Sciences welcomes you to join us in this.
Fernando Rodriguez, Chair-elect, Department of Social Sciences