CAC Social and Behavioral Science Workshop Series

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Central Arizona College’s Social and Behavioral Science division will host a workshop series this spring. Each workshop is free and community members are invited to participate.

Following is a listing of the workshops being offered:


Presenter: Dr. Steve Ornelas, Chair of Social and Behavioral Social Sciences Division and Professor of Social Work       Tuesday, Feb. 13, Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Maricopa Campus, Room A 101

17945 N. Regent Drive

Maricopa, AZ 85138

Explore the metaphor “happiness is like a warm cupcake.” Learn how to apply the theory of the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, discover how to enjoy happiness within yourself and with each other.  


Presenter: Dr. Joe Faykosh, Professor of History

Thursday, March 22, 3 – 4:15 p.m.

Signal Peak Campus, Room T114

8470 N. Overfield Road

Coolidge, AZ 85128

This workshop will examine the intersection of social class, disability, & politics by examining Franklin Roosevelt’s physical hardship & the impact it had on his political career.


Presenters: Dr. Sandra Rath and Professor Barry Regan, Professor of Communication Studies

Wednesday, APRIL 11, 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Superstation Mountain Campus, Room F115

805 S. Idaho Road

Apache Junction, AZ 85119

The rise of the #MeToo & #IWillSpeakUp movements over sexual harassment and assault are dominating the American cultural landscape. This workshop will explore how changing gender communication norms in America helps to explain the rise of these movements. 

Education meets inspiration within the programs of study in CAC’s Social & Behavioral Science Division. Studies in the areas of Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication Studies, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as specialized programs in Social Work are available. Through coursework, students study, conceptualize, theorize, understand and explain human culture and behavior across a range of historical periods, places, culture, and social structures to help them function effectively within an environment that includes other individuals with whom they may not share the same world-view.

To reserve your spot at one of the aforementioned workshops please visit or to receive further information about classes available please call 520-494-5368.