Observe ~ Engage ~ Transform


Social Sciences and Humanities

Gain understanding of human behavior and social interactions. Prepare to question and transform systems or institutions that define our lives.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Village includes programs that offer degrees or certificates from De Anza, and programs that offer courses you may be able to apply toward a four-year degree if you transfer.

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Does This Describe You?

If you agree with some or all of these statements, the Social Sciences and Humanities Village might be right for you!

  • I enjoy learning about human habits, actions and intentions.   
  • I am interested in history and how it affects our lives today.
  • I want to explore and appreciate my own culture or others.
  • I enjoy helping people learn, grow or heal.  
  • I have a good sense of observation, noticing details and patterns that others may overlook. 
  • I want to understand the social forces that affect our lives.
  • I am interested in how government works and how political power is achieved and used.
  • I like to connect different ideas, perspectives and individuals, fostering open and constructive dialogue. 
  • I take initiative in creating change, actively seeking out opportunities and making things happen. 

Check Out Your Village Center and Canvas Site

The Social Sciences and Humanities Village Space is in Room L 73, facing the L Quad in the L7 Building. (See the Village Centers map.) It's a place on campus where you'll find a community of students, faculty and staff members who share your interests, along with services and resources that are relevant to your major. You'll also find:

  • Wi-Fi and charging outlets
  • Instructors holding office hours
  • Counselors offering drop-in consultations
  • Work space for individuals and small groups
  • Events and activities
  • ... and more!

Village Center Hours

We're open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., except during summer.

Village Canvas Site

Each of the Villages also has its own Canvas site, where you'll find announcements, resources and other useful information

  • Once you're logged in, look for an invitation to join your Village Canvas site.
  • If you don't see an invitation in Canvas, use the online "Join Your Village" form to make sure we have your information.  

Explore!

Explore the programs in your Village. Click each link to visit department websites and learn about courses, degrees and certificates. Check the program maps showing which courses to take each quarter to reach your goal.

Explore Academic Programs


Find Support!

Each Village has a Success Team of designated counselors and experts who can help you with services and resources that are relevant to your major and goals – so you can succeed! Check the list of contacts for your Village. 

Find Resources and Support


Get Involved!

The Social Sciences and Humanities village is a supportive community of students, faculty and staff with similar interests. Each village offers events, career panels and fun activities that are keyed to your major and related subjects. 

Get Involved In Your Village



Explore Academic Programs

Click these links to visit the department or program website, where you'll find information about courses, instructors and the requirements for earning a degree or certificate

You can also check the degree and transfer maps for different programs. These maps will show you which courses to take, quarter by quarter, so you can work efficiently to reach your goal – whether it’s earning a degree or certificate, or transferring to a university in your major. You'll find these posted on the list of all academic programs: Click the name of the subject or program and then click to view the "Degree Map" or "Transfer Map" for the subject you're interested in.

Check degree and transfer maps



Find Support – With Your Village Success Team!

The Social Sciences and Humanities Village Success Team is a group of counselors, advisers and other experts who are ready to help you.

First: Click the Red Box and Check for Your Program

  • Some programs and Learning Communities have designated counselors. Click to open the red box and check to see if your program or community is listed, then follow the links to get their contact information.
  • If you're not in one of these programs, your Success Team includes the Outreach or General Counseling Center counselors listed below.
 

Program + Learning Community Counselors

Here is a list of programs and Learning Communities with contact information for the designated counselors for the Social Sciences and Humanties Village.


Athletics


Career Training


De Anza College Promise


Disability Support Services

  • Leeann Emanuel, Kevin Glapion, Esther Halwani, Bianca Melendez or Anita Vazifdar – counselors

English Performance Success 


EOPS: Extended Opportunities Programs and Services


FLOW


Foster Youth: Guardian Scholars or NextUP


FYE: First Year Experience


Humanities Mellon Scholars


IMPACT AAPI


International Student Programs


LEAD: Latinx Empowerment at De Anza


MPS: Math Performance Success


Men of Color Community


Pride Center


Puente Project


Retention (Academic Probation)


Rising Scholars


Transfer Center


Umoja Community


Veteran Services


Outreach Counselors (New Students)

If you're not in a program with its own counselor, and you're a new student in your first or second quarter at De Anza, you can see one of these counselors for the Social Sciences and Humanities Village:

  • Choose one of these counselors: Ashley Flores, Norma Guido Flores, Anna Nguyen or Chai Schweikert


General Counseling Center

If you're not in a program with its own counselor, and you're a continuing student who has completed at least two quarters, you can see one of these counselors for the Social Sciences and Humanities Village:

  • Choose one of these counselors: Robert Alexander, Barbara Dahlke or Pauline Wethington


Get Involved!

  • Each village offers workshops, events and other activities that are keyed to your major and related subjects. 
  • You can find more details about upcoming events on your Village Canvas site.