Our Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

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.

Department 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 student learning and in support of the college's mission and goals.

About Us

In addition to our disciplines of study, we offer the following programs:

Contact Us

Dr. Jeffery Jankowski

Deputy Chairperson
Dr. Amy E. Traver



Pamela Cooke
Administrative Assistant

Social Sciences web coordinator: Heather Ou- kou@qcc.cuny.edu

Tel:(718) 631-6251

Fax:(718) 631-6023

The Claire Shulman Educational Technologies Center

photo of 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. Jeffery Jankowski, Chairperson.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.