Thank you for visiting our department homepage! Social Science classes are currently being updated and revised to ensure the safety of both students and instructors. Please note that our course schedules may change as circumstances dictate. If you are taking a Social Science class now or next semester, you will be contacted if any changes are made to your class schedule. Please be sure to contact us via email with any questions.

Social Science

Contact Social Science

Southern & Dobson Campus

Building: SC 14
P: 480-461-7060

Red Mountain Campus

Building: RDM-PV


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (remote)
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

On behalf of the Social Science Department, we would like to welcome you to another exciting year at Mesa Community College. This web site is designed to give you an overview of the programs and courses offered within our department.

Social Science Scholarships Available for 2022

Please find complete information and the new application on the Social Science Scholarships page.

Social Science's Lunchtime Lecture Series for Fall 2022

Tuesday, September 27th - Update on the Russo-Ukrainian War: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (SC-11E). Join virtually at:

Tuesday, October 11th - The Navajo Long Walk: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (SC-11E). Join virtually: Navajo Long Walk

Wednesday, October 19th - Ballot Overview with Dr. Brian Dille - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Join virtually at: Civic Action Hour

Wednesday, October 26th - The Effects and Implications of Debt on Mental Health - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (SC-11E). Join virtually:

Tuesday, November 8th - 50 years of Title IX - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (SC-11). Virtual option TBD.


Update on the Russo-Ukraine War

Social Science faculty recently held a follow up to their spring 2022 discussion on the Russo-Ukrainian War on September 27, 2022. Dr. Brian Dille, Political Science Professor, and Dr. Paul Hietter, History Professor, were the presenters of this lecture.

You can view and listen to the recorded session here:

Recording password: SocialScience2022


The Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022

MCC’s Social Science faculty held an open forum on the Russo-Ukrainian War on Thursday, Apri 14, 2022. The presenters and their respective topics included:

  • Russia and Ukraine Since the End of the Cold War—Dr. Paul Hietter, History
  • The Geopolitics of Putin’s Gamble—Dr. Brian Dille, Political Science
  • The Impact of Sanctions on “Fortress Russia”—Sylwia Cavalcant, Economics

You can view and listen to the recorded forum here:

Department Faculty & Staff Contact

Paul T. Hietter

Residential Faculty - History


SC 14 - Room: 57

Lori A Berg

Administrative Specialist Sr


SC 14

Angel Morales

Office Assistant - Morning


SC 14

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