Our Mission and Goals
The Department of Social Sciences provides transformational educational experiences that encourage student success, supports faculty in their professional development as teachers and scholars, and works collaboratively with the campus community in support of the college's mission and goals.
To develop and deliver courses and academic programs that support student success and maintain the highest level of academic rigor.
To encourage and support faculty as teachers, scholars, and members of an academic community who provide college service to advance the goals of the institution.
To collaborate with Academic Affairs, other academic departments, and the campus community in support of academic initiatives for student success and the college's mission and goals.
To develop and implement processes and practices that assess for student learning and in support of the college's mission and goals.
In addition to our disciplines of study, we offer the following programs:
- Education Program
- Urban Studies Internship Program
The Claire Shulman Educational Technologies Center
The Claire Shulman Educational Technologies Center is a multimedia facility located in the Medical Arts Building room 129.
The Center was made possible by a grant from the City of New York approved by the Honorable Claire Shulman, President, Borough of Queens.
A dedication ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 to honor Claire Shulman and her support of the center. Queensborough President, Dr. Eduardo J. Marti, and Chairperson for Social Sciences, Dr. Katherine Stabile presided over the ceremony officially naming the center the Claire Shulman Educational Technologies Center.
The facility was designed by Dr. Phillip A. Pecorino and the Queensborough's technical staff to provide for the implementation of a Distance Learning Computer Lab, a Multi-point videoconferencing center, live internet broadcasting of lectures and labs along with Homebound student access via internet connectivity.
The center contains 24 computer workstations each equipped with microphone headsets and connected to the Internet providing students with access to the world wide web.
To reserve the Computer Lab in M-129, please email or call Dr. Joseph Culkin, Chairperson.