The field of Anthropology looks at people while the field of Sociology looks at societies. The study of History teaches us what we have done and in doing so, helps define who we are. Through Political Science we study, analyze and strive to understand the world of politics. Philosophy requires us to ask deep questions, think logically and reason effectively. In this department, too, you’ll find American Studies, African-American Studies, Geography and Future Studies, all of which provide different perspectives on culture and society. If you’re drawn to understanding people, places, events or considering what the future might look like, you’ll want to explore the many courses and programs that make up this department.
AACC offers courses in all of the areas above. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of these areas should talk to their advisor about the Loading... degree.
Philip Terry-Smith, Ph.D.
Frank Alduino, Ph.D.
Lester Brooks, Ph.D.
Gina Finelli, Ph.D.
Rita Victoria Gomez, Ph.D.
Kathleen Krueger, Ph.D.
Daniel Nataf, Ph.D.
Takamitsu “Taka” Ono
David Tengwall, Ph.D.
Erica Yeager, Ph.D.
For nearly 20 years, AACC students have been participating in the Maryland General Assembly’s Legislative Internship Program. Each year during General Assembly session, 100 students are given the opportunity to serve as legislative interns. Upon acceptance into the program, students interview for placement with legislators, committees or caucuses of the Maryland General Assembly.
All enrolled AACC students are eligible to apply. Students should have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and proof of competency in college composition. Many of the interns are political science majors; however, students working for degrees in other areas who are interested in learning first-hand about the process of state government are encouraged to apply.
The Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) is part of the Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service. The center’s primary activity is to conduct semiannual public interest surveys. If you enjoy learning about local and state issues such as the economy, education, growth, crime, the environment and more; meeting community leaders; asking questions and listening to other opinions, CSLI provides all of these experiences and more.
You’ll learn why historical topics can be so interesting, as well as how to pursue careers in history-related fields through field trips, film viewings and roundtable discussions.