Students of history study how people and societies formed, lived, interacted and contributed to the human experience.  History is the study of change over time and the work of the historian is to interpret the past using evidence from diverse sources such as documents, art, music and film.  This is an exciting and compelling means to understand from where we have come, where we are now, and where we might be headed.  History does not, however, determine the future; you do! 


Behavioral & Social Science Division Office

  • Email: mcsocialscidiv@vcccd.edu
  • Phone: (805) 378-1445
  • Humanities & Social Science (HSS) 217

Dean: Dr. Karen Rothstein

Department Chair: Lee Ballestero

Full-time Faculty

Susan Kinkella, Nenagh Brown, Patricia Colman,  Ranford Hopkins, Hugo Hernandez


Anitra Evans, Pam Kennedy Luna, Giselle Ramirez

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