Social Sciences

The Ventura College Social Sciences Department offers both Lifelong Values, and General Education Requirement fulfilling courses that provide students with the knowledge and experience for understanding the History, Economy, Cultures, and Politics that surround and develop out ever changing world.


​​Area Dean: Lisa Putnam
Office: LRC-354

Department Chair: Dr. Michael Ward
Social Sciences
Phone: 805-289-6226
Office: LRC-341

Administrative Assistant: Sandy Mason
Phone: 805-289-6388
Location: LRC-356

Office Assistant: Brenda Marin
Phone: 805-289-6536
Location: LRC-356

Our Academic Disciplines

American Ethnic StudiesChicano StudiesEconomicsGlobal and International Studies

HistoryPathway to Law SchoolPolitical Science

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