Larimer Social Sciences, Education, & Public Service Department

Our Philosophy

The mission of the Department of Social Sciences, Education & Public Service. is to enrich lives through the study of human behavior and the development of global awareness of the interconnectedness of the world.

Our department is focused on providing outstanding service to students in order to enhance their critical thinking abilities, develop their writing, collaboration, and technology skills, and nurture their appreciation of diversity and the richness of the world. We believe it is our responsibility to provide students with tools and experiences that will not only make them highly productive members of the workforce, but will also help them become active and well-informed members of our community. We strive to achieve these goals by offering a variety of class structures and flexible teaching formats that cater to students’ different interests and learning styles.

Academic Programs within our Department

The Associate of Arts is ideal for students who wish to major in any of the below fields of study at a four-year institution. See A.A. degree requirements. Many of the classes offered in our department will transfer to another college or university.

Anthropology

  • A.A. degree for transfer

Criminal Justice

  • A.A. degree for transfer 

Economics

  • A.A. degree for transfer

Geography

  • A.A. degree for transfer

History

  • A.A. degree for transfer

Paralegal

  • A.A.S. degree
  • Certificates

Political Science

  • A.A. degree for transfer

Psychology

  • A.A. degree for transfer
  • A.S. degree for transfer

Sociology

  • A.A. degree for transfer

The Social Sciences, Education, and Public Service Department also offers courses in the following disciplines:

  • Education

Department Resources and Activities

Sample History Paper

Sample History Paper Endnotes Version

Teaching Opportunities

Writing Center

Contact Us
DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT

Brenda Stroman

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Jeannette Mobley-Tanaka


Contact Faculty
Anthropology

Jeannette Mobley-Tanaka

Criminal Justice

Todd Schneeberger

Economics 

Jaren Seid

Geography

Michael Castellon

Patrick Shabram

History

J. Michael Long

Jennifer Newman

Cory Reinking

Political Science

Jeff Borg

Psychology

Beverly Byer

John Mandley 

Sociology

Kalynn Amundson

Women's Studies

Kalynn Amundson