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Social Science

The Department of Social Sciences and Human Services at Rogue Community College Instructor Erica Giesenis committed to high-quality instruction across the social sciences.  Our programs provide insight into the past, examine the complex issues of the present, and explore solutions for the future, enabling our students to build their careers, pursue advanced academic studies and empower positive change. 

Our faculty are passionate professionals with both clinical and academic expertise who bring their knowledge from the real world into the classroom, adding relevance and immediacy to your learning experience.  Our department offers:

  • Degree and certificate programs in Human Services and Alcohol & Drug Counseling, and Sustainability
  • A Focus Award in Sustainable Community Development
  • Dedicated faculty whose areas of expertise include anthropology, archaeology, economics, environmental policy, geography, history, human services, political science, psychology, sociology and gender studies
  • Coursework leading to transfer to colleges and universities toward bachelor’s degrees and advanced professional studies
  • Opportunities for student research, internships and hands-on learning incorporated into your academic experience
  • A supportive, student-oriented learning community that values human relationships, civic engagement, global awareness, social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

Degrees and Certificates:

Department Chair:
Erika Giesen

Department Coordinator
Manny Pacheco