Behavioral & Social Sciences Division

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

The Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences offers instruction in American studies, anthropology, art history, childhood education, communication studies, economics, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, philosophy, political science, psychology, social justice and social science, sociology, and women's studies. 

Behavioral & Social Sciences courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to examine and gain an understanding in these areas:

  1. Political, social, and economic aspects of past and present cultures in preparation for the future;
  2. Human values, ethical outlooks, moral standards, and their importance in the development of personal worth, obligations and responsibilities; and
  3. Psychological and social forces which shape human behavior and the impact of such forces on all facets of culture.

Division and Program Information

Dr. Christina Gold, Dean 

Irena Zugic, Associate Dean  

Beverly Knapp
Administrative Assistant

Cecelia Mataalii
Administrative Clerk

Ana Celis
Clerical Assistant

Summer 2024

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  • Online (ONLIN) - online with no on campus or scheduled live online sessions.
  • Live Online (LIVEO) - online (no on campus requirements) with regular live scheduled online classes. Class times and dates are listed in the schedule, you must attend class on those days/times.
  • Hybrid courses are partially online — there are some on-campus meetings. If you enroll in a hybrid course, check Canvas or the footnote in the Schedule of Classes for on-campus meeting dates and time.  Students enrolled in hybrid BSS classes must be available for the on campus meetings at the times listed in the schedule.
  • Hyflex - All meetings can be attended on campus or online. 

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Questions? Contact Us

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Location: BSSB 144

(310) 660-3735 


Summer 2024 Hours:

Monday - Thursday

7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Closed on Fridays from June 21st, 2024 to August 9th, 2024