English and Social/Behavioral Sciences


Courses in the English, Social and Behavioral Sciences are designed to assist students toward a better understanding of the cultures and histories of people and institutions in a complex world that involves the dynamic patterns of social, political, economic and human factors. The problems we face can best be solved by examining them in a scientific manner within their proper historical context. The English, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division strives to bring the tools of scientific methodology to the study of people, past and present. Grossmont College offers most of the basic lower division courses in Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Studies, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Science (inter-disciplinary), and Sociology.


Many courses satisfy general education requirements at Grossmont and at four-year colleges and universities. In addition, the courses offered fulfill some or all lower division requirements for a variety of majors.

English, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Agustin Albarran, Dean, 7161
MaryAnn Landry,
 Administrative Assistant III


American Collegiate English
Barbara Loveless
ext. 7293

Behavioral Sciences
Israel Cardona
ext. 7784

Cross-Cultural Studies
Dr. Sue Gonda
ext. 7875

Dr. Oralee Holder
ext. 7496

English: Learning Skills
Cathy Harvey
ext. 7494

English as a Second Language
Helen Liesberg
ext. 7441

Project Success
Joan Ahrens
ext. 7869

Dr. Angela Feres
ext. 7473

Philosophy, Religious Studies
Zoe Close
ext. 7510


Political Economy: Economics, Political Science
Scott McGann
ext. 7880