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New Workshops Added to 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: Pharmacists Jared Hatcherd, PharmD and Matthew Bertsch, PharmD, SunLife Health

Wednesday, March 7, 6-7:15 p.m.

Signal Peak Campus, Room O113

8470 N. Overfield Road

Coolidge, AZ 85128

Join us to discuss the current abuse of prescribed pain killers across the USA as well as drug addiction. Learn the impact of pain medication addiction in Pinal County and throughout the state. The audience has an opportunity to ask pharmacists about anything pertaining to the pharma industry.


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. Derrick Span, Professor of Sociology, Dr. Sandra Rath, Professor of Communication Studies and Dr. Joe Faykosh, Professor of History

Wednesday, April 3, 1 – 2:15 p.m.

San Tan Campus, D Building Lobby

3736 E. Bella Vista Road

San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

This workshop will discuss, deconstruct, analyze and assess the love in the works of Jesus of Nazareth, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. This rare and unique dialogue will seek to position and interpret love from historical, communication, ethical and sociological perspectives.


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.