to the Education and Social Sciences Department at Germantown. Our department
includes the disciplines of anthropology,
criminal justice, psychology and sociology, as well as education. Outstanding faculty members
offer a variety of courses to help students prepare for transfer and careers in
many fields. To meet student needs, we offer courses during the day, in the
evening, and on weekends as well as online.
Our anthropology discipline provides a
strong foundation in both cultural and physical anthropology/archaeology.
Students in our cultural classes have the opportunity to complete a hands-on
ethnographic research project, while students in our physical anthropology
classes participate in a primate behavior research project and can take part in
an archeological excavation in Montgomery County. All anthropology offerings
have an Honors option available to qualifying students.
A few criminal justice courses are offered at
the Takoma Park / Silver Spring campus, but the academic program is currently
based at the Rockville campus only. Click on the Sociology, Anthropology,
and Criminal Justice - Rockville link for more
Our psychology discipline offers ten
courses covering various sub disciplines within the field, several of which
also provide the opportunity to earn Honors credit. The discipline sponsors a
series of Brown Bag forums and “Psychology at the Movies” events throughout the
year, and often collaborates with colleagues from other disciplines to provide
an interdisciplinary experience. Many of our classes offer Student Service
Learning Projects, which allow students to apply what they are learning to
Our sociology discipline develops students’
abilities to analyze society by applying sociological concepts, theories, and
research methods. Our courses equip students with tools for understanding our
diverse society by stressing the relationship between social structures and
individual actions, and by examining forms of social inequalities such as race,
ethnicity, and gender in a global context. Students also develop the ability to
think critically and apply scholarly approaches to understanding society..
Our Education Program includes multiple degree
tracks. The Early Childhood Associate of Applied Sciences degree is fully
accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children,
something few two-year schools have achieved. Through collaboration with our
Germantown Campus Early Learning Center, we offer students the opportunity to
complete internships on campus. A highlight of our Early Childhood Education
(ECE) program is our model classroom which provides a learning laboratory
environment for classes. Teacher transfer degrees are available in ECE, Elementary
and Special Education, and Secondary Education in five high-need fields.
Classes are offered during the day and in the evening, and all programs include
field experience opportunities.
with the Montgomery College mission, we strive to empower our students to
change their lives, and we enrich the life of our community.
With a sense of urgency for the
future, Montgomery College will be a national model of educational excellence,
opportunity, and student success. Our organization will be characterized by
agility and relevance as it meets the dynamic challenges facing our students
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