Social Science

  • Vision Statement

    We commit to partnerships with students and colleagues which will promote understanding of and thoughtful responses to the evolving social, political, economic and technological trends around the world, and thus provide skills to build a lifetime of learning.

    • We value diversity through a deep understanding of people, ideas and cultures
    • We value a thoughtful approach to reasoning that includes the intuitive and the factual, the creative and the analytic
    • We value relationships that promote personal integrity and individual responsibility

    Mission Statement

    To provide students and the local community with the skills to understand the wide range of human activity in the local and global communities

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    Phone: 503-491-7480
    FAX: 503-491-7156

  • Anthropology

    To understand how cultures have made meaning of human existence over time.

    Criminal Justice

    To promote knowledge about the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, law and the legal system in American society, and the decision-making processes of criminal justice agencies


    To develop responsive and transformative educators who can meet the needs of diverse students in multiple school settings.


    To help us understand interactions among natural forms and processes on the earth's surface and human connections with those natural phenomena role, among economic systems as well as cultural and social forces that shape the landscape and dynamics of urban areas and to encourages acquisition of a range of practical skills, including geographic information systems (GIS), interpreting aerial photography, satellite images, and topographic maps.


    To understand what came before us so that we may take advantage of successes and mistakes along the course of human experience


    To understand the ideas of the great thinkers past and present.

    Disclaimer: Transfers as a Humanity

    Political Science

    To understand the role of leadership and how leaders can help promote economic and social growth.


    To help us understand ourselves, those around us and our relationships with them.


    To discover how, in all civilizations in the world, religion shapes the institutions of law and government, influences family and parenting practices, and resonates in the creative work of writers and artists.

    Disclaimer: Transfers as a Humanity


    To understand how societies have developed and how society influences us.