The Eastern Community College Social Science Association announces its 34th Annual Conference which will beh held from March 26 to March 29, 2008 at Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330-2699, www.atlantic.edu. The conference theme is “The Changing Role of the Social Sciences in a Global Community.”
The social sciences are currently in a unique situation in this new global community. We have begun to assess the many changes that the era of globalization has brought on: political, economic, social, cultural, technological, and many other types of significant transformations on the global landscape. Society is changing at a rapid pace and the effects of new paradigmatic shifts are far reaching and ever present. The idea that we are living in a global community has become an important reality that touches each of our lives in both a collective and individualized way.
We are entering a critical juncture in the social sciences where transition and change are inevitable in this new period. We can examine these changes from a historical perspective both internationally and domestically to assess how these changes are informing social scientists today. As educators, researchers, students, community members, and world citizens this is an important time to be exploring the role of the social sciences in this increasingly interconnected age as well as the responsibilities that we have as professionals to pave the way for future generations.
The 34th Annual Conference of ECCSSA will explore the current markers of this new global community and the distinctive position that the social sciences occupy within this sphere. More specifically, ECCSSA is looking to discover how we manage these changes through teaching, learning, and research and how these tools can be applied to the community college setting to expand our current goals. ECCSSA welcomes professionals and students to discuss this exciting and imperative topic with us.
Professor Carolyn Coulter
Department of Social Science
Atlantic Cape Community College
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
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