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 Social and Applied Sciences

Dr. Domenico R. Ferri and Dr. Michael Heathfield
Department Co-Chairs
 

The Social and Applied Sciences Department offers a broad range of coursework in: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Service and Sociology. While each distinct discipline represents a sophisticated and innovative approach to evaluating society, human interaction, social justice, and cultural diversity, the overall departmental goal is to empower students to examine critically and to affect positively their personal, professional and civic lives.                                      

The Social and Applied Sciences Department is one of the largest departments at Harold Washington College with some sixteen full-time faculty and approaching fifty adjunct faculty. Our teaching faculty are talented individuals who participate regularly in scholarly activity, professional development, improving student learning, and other civic contributions to their own communities. Numerous faculty have local, regional, national, and international profiles within their disciplines.       

 
All Social and Applied Sciences faculty support the Mission of Harold Washington College and strive to maximize student opportunities to excel in academics, personal and professional development, and key skills for an ever-changing economy.                                                              
 
The Social and Applied Sciences Department offers a range of college certificates, credentials, and both the Associate in Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees. Regardless of the specific course, program or degree pathway, successful Social and Applied Sciences students will be able to:                                     
                    
Reason Theoretically: Analyze, question and implement key theoretical perspectives in the social and applied sciences.
   
  • Value Diversity: Distinguish broad aspects of human and systemic diversity to value change and continuity within individuals, cultures and societies so that this can contribute to a just and equitable life.
  • Utilize Methodological and technological skills: Evaluate and practice problem-solving skills that can be applied to the self, to others, and to social issues and phenomena of the past, present and future. Support ideas, decisions and actions with logically structured research through oral and written communications.
  • Validate Community: Interact and work together in ways that demonstrate the importance of numerous communities and actors. Collaborate within school and in the wider world in ways that value connectivity, responsibility, and activism.
 

Programs

Child Development: Pre-School Education
Child Development: Pre-School Education/Infant Toddler
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
History
Human Development and Family Studies
Human Geography
International Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Urban Studies
 

Faculty & Staff

Name (click name for bio)                          

Discipline                            

Phone                           

Email                            

​Office                            

Janette Mejia       

Academic Secretary                           

312-553-5740           

jmejia80@ccc.edu                          

1019                            

Marité Fregoso​

Anthropology         

312-553-5749               

mfregoso@ccc.edu                           

1024                            

Jennifer Asimow​​

Child Development         

312-553-3087         

jasimow@ccc.edu                                  

712 E                            

Janvier Jones​             

Child Development          

773-217-0483          

jjones77@ccc.edu                           

712 E                            

Carrie Nepstad

Child Development            

312-553-6095            

cnepstad@ccc.edu                           

712 E                            

Ellen Eason-Montgomery

Criminal Justice         

312-553-3126         

eeason-montgomery@ccc.edu          

1023          

Praneel Tummala​

Economics                            

312-553-5746         

ptummala@ccc.edu                           

1007                            

Nick Ceh 

History                            

312-553-5742         

nceh@ccc.edu                           

712 D                           

Domenico Ferri​      

History                            

312-553-3112         

dferri@ccc.edu                           

1022                            

Juanita Del Toro ​History and Latin American/Latinx Studies
312-553-3024 ​jdeltoro5@ccc.edu 1026

Ingrid Riedle​              

Political Science             

312-553-5702             

iriedle@ccc.edu                           

1026                           

Myra Cox​                        

Psychology                            

312-553-6094           

mcox1@ccc.edu                           

1023                            

Michael Heathfield

Social Service                         

312-553-2679          

mheathfield@ccc.edu                           

1141                    

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 553-5740
Fax: 
(312) 553-3038
30 E. Lake St.
Room 1019
Chicago , IL 60601
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Hours

8:30am-5:00pm M-F

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