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Social Sciences Department

Welcome to the Social Sciences Department at Los Angeles City College.  We are an intellectually diverse group of faculty members committed to educating students who come to our college with a wide range of abilities. The faculty are dedicated to the intellectual growth of our students through the different academic disciplines. The following disciplines are part of the Social Sciences Department: Asian-American Studies, African-American Studies,  Anthropology, Chicana/o/x Studies, History, Humanities, Political Science, Social Justice, and Sociology.

We offer Associate of Arts degrees in:

Political Science (AAT)

Sociology (AAT)

Social Justice (AAT)

We offer a certificate program in:

African-American Studies

We also offer coursework in:

Asian-American Studies


Chicana/o/x Studies



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Mission Statement

The LACC Social Science Department's primary mission is to facilitate the development of students from all walks of life so that they may know the true nature of our place on earth. We primarily construct our instruction with an emphasis toward transdisciplinarity education as a means to address the universal nature of knowledge acquisition.

Our secondary goal is to teach students three essential critical thinking skills (outcomes): analysis, evaluation, and inference. We do this so that our students gain the confidence to live richer lives and that they may transfer to universities or seek employment in their chosen careers. We are committed to alternative methods of instruction delivery, but challenge our students through traditional methods of instruction that are new to many of our first-time college population.

At City College, we truly believe that we are doing the work of the people.


Social Sciences


Franklin Hall 219E


Carlos Reyes Guerrero, PhD
Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2506