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Social Science

Division Programs

The Division of Social Science offers general education core and elective courses for students enrolled in the Associate in Arts (A. A.) college transfer program, as well as selected courses for the Associate in Science (A. S.) degree and certificate programs.

Programs Include:

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Behavioral Sciences

Within Behavioral Sciences, we offer 17 courses and up to 80 sections of those courses in each typical semester. These courses include various topics within the fields of:

  • Child Development
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Social Psychology


The TCC History and Anthropology Department offers an array of Associate of Arts level survey courses that are widely accepted at four-year colleges and universities. These courses satisfy the State of Florida and TCC General Education Social Science core and elective requirements and also prepare students for upper-division majors in History and Anthropology.

TCC History Courses

  • AMH 2010 American History I
  • AMH 2020 American History II
  • AMH 2091 African American History
  • WOH2012 World History I
  • WOH2022 World History II
  • EUH 1000 Western Civilization I
  • EUH 1001 Western Civilization II

AMH 2020 satisfies Area 9 State Social Science Core Group 2: Civic Literacy and prepares students for the Florida Civic Literacy Exam. The other History courses satisfy Area 10 TCC Social Science Core Group 1 and can also be used to meet TCC Associate of Arts elective credit requirements.

TCC Anthropology Courses

  • ANT 2000 General Anthropology
  • AMH 2140 Introduction to Archeology
  • ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 2511 Physical Anthropology

ANT 2000 satisfies Area 9 State Social Science Core Group 1. The other Anthropology courses satisfy Area 10 TCC Social Science Core Group 1 and can also be used to meet TCC Associate of Arts elective credit requirements. All course descriptions are available in the TCC Catalog. TCC History and Anthropology Department faculty are experts in their fields and prioritize student learning and success.

Political Science

We offer courses in American Government, Comparative Politics, State and Local Politics, Public Administration, the U.S. Constitution, and an Introduction to Political Science. Further, we offer an internship that allows students to gain experience in the field.

Student Life Skill Courses

Enrolling in a Student Life Skills course, also known as College Success Classes, can increase your chance of success in college and in your career. You’ll gain valuable leadership experience, time management and study skills, and a better understanding of your strengths that will help you succeed in the workplace.

Courses Include:

  • SLS 1301 - Career Planning
  • SLS 1510 - College Success
  • SLS 2261 - Dynamics of Leadership Development

As an integral part of all Dynamics of Leadership Development (SLS 2261) classes, students are required to complete a project of their choosing that fits within the Service Learning criteria. Students can work with any established TCC community partner or an outside organization of their choice. At the end of the semester, the service hours devoted to the project are added to the student’s TCC transcript.

Events & Enrichment Groups

Brain Bowl

Model UN

History Festival

Women's History Month

Holocaust Ed Council

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Brain Bowl

Have fun while learning lots of fascinating information with TCC's Brain Bowl Team

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Model UN

Join Model UN to gain  a better understanding of international issues and to improve skills in research, writing, public speaking, and collaborative decision-making.

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History Festival

The Tallahassee History Festival is a free community event with fun for the whole family, featuring programs and activities by historians from around the state as well as some of our local favorites.

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Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and it is a time to recognize and celebrate the lives and contributions of American women.

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Holocaust Ed Council

The Holocaust Education Resource Council has been established as a Non-Profit Organization to sponsor teacher training workshops and community outreach.

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Contact Us

The Team

Dr. Bryan Hooper, Dean

Summer Dusek, Associate Dean

Veronica Forehand, Office Manager

Valarie Clements, Staff Assistant

Helen Maxwell, Staff Assistant

Phone & Email

Veronica Forehand: (850) 201-6116

Valarie Clements: (850) 201-6118

Helen Maxwell: (850) 201-6115

(850) 201-8488


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444 Appleyard Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304

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