Social Science & Education

KCC’s Social Science Department offers instruction in a broad range of subject areas which are viewed as essential to building solid employment skills. Our rapidly changing economy needs workers who are able to critically think, analyze, and pursue knowledge to help themselves and their employers thrive. Social Science careers include: teachers, political scientists, social workers, psychiatrists, anthropologists, religious leaders, sociologists, historians, human service workers, early childhood specialists, and teachers.

Social Science and Education courses support all career paths including: health sciences, education, skilled trades, criminal justice, international travel, business, and creative arts. The KCC Social Science and Education Department supports Service Learning, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and International Travel Programming. We are committed to helping people acquire these skills. We study:

Anthropology: helps us to understand how cultures have made meaning of human existence over time.

Early Childhood Education: the field of study focusing on children’s growth and development between the ages of birth and 8 years.

Elementary Education: helps young children develop important skills in a positive learning environment.

Ethics: helps us to understand the guiding principles which can enrich our personal and professional lives.

History: helps us to understand what came before us so that we may take advantage of successes and mistakes along the course of human experience.

Human Services: helps us to understand the needs of persons on their journey through life so that we may assist them through transitions and in overcoming obstacles.

International Studies and Travel: helps us to explore our world learning about new cultures and opportunities.

Philosophy: helps us to understand the ideas of the great thinkers past and present.

Political Science: helps us to understand the role of leadership and how leaders can help promote economic and social growth.

Psychology: helps us understand ourselves, those around us and our relationships with them.

Secondary Education: instruction of students in middle and high schools in specific subjects such as math, science, literature arts, music and history.

Service-Learning: is a teaching and learning method that engages students in deep academic inquiry and reflection related to their field of study while they are also actively engaged in their own community.

Sociology: helps us to understand how societies have developed and how society influences us.