Message from the Dean of Instruction

Tammy.jpgWelcome to the Languages, Humanities, and Social Sciences (LHSS) Division at Riverside City College.  Our talented, dedicated faculty are proud to offer a wide range of engaging, rigorous, student-centered courses to facilitate your progression through RCC’s Preparatory and Transfer Pathways.  We offer 13 Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) which guarantee transfer to a California State University, and we partner with local UCs to facilitate the transfer process.  We also offer a wide range of pre-collegiate courses to develop core competencies, as well as courses to meet local General Education degree and transfer requirements.

The LHSS division offers courses in all modalities, from traditional on-campus courses to hybrid courses to fully online courses.  Our faculty, staff, and administrators emphasize student success at all levels; we work diligently to integrate academic support services, state of the art lab facilities, student engagement centers, Educational Advisors, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, and Faculty Advisors to encourage and empower students as they work towards individual achievement, certificate and transfer goals, and life-long learning.

The LHSS division promotes the highest quality educational environment by encouraging a culture of excellence motivated by a desire for continual improvement. We value the contributions of all individuals, and we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and civility to encourage the free and open exchange of diverse thoughts and ideas.  We prize our partnerships with the community we serve, and we are dedicated to strengthening our partnerships with local/regional high schools and universities, as well as to further developing partnerships with industry and the community at large.

We invite you to browse our website to better acquaint yourself with the wide range of programs, partnerships, course offerings, and academic support services that we are proud to offer our students.  We look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future!

Kristi J. Woods, Ph.D.​
Dean of Instruction - Languages, Humanities, and Social Sciences