College of the Siskiyous

Social Science

The social science major is an interdisciplinary option for students wishing a broad preparati on encompassing the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. The Social Science curriculum at College of the Siskiyous may also academically prepare the student t o transfer to a four- year university to complete a Baccalaureate Degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles, perspectives, and methods of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Analyze and explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand social and behavioral research methodologies and effectively communicate research results and conclusions.
  • Recognize personal, social, or historical biases and differences.

Career Options

Middle or high school teacher of civics, economics, geography and history; politics, government and civil service; lobbyist, pre-law attorney, law enforcement, business, public relations, human relations, personnel specialist, journalist, military service, community service, and graduate school


Andrea Craddock

Phone: (530) 938-5258

Andrea Craddock

Katherine Gale

Phone: (530) 938-5347

Katherine Gale

Chris Vancil

Phone: (530) 938-5564

Chris Vancil


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dr. Zachary Zweigle, Dean of Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201