The mission of the COM-FSM Social Science Division, with five full-time faculty, is to provide quality instruction for social science courses that support the various degree programs at the college. In addition, the division is also charged with the operation of the college's Micronesian Studies A.A. Degree Program.
We teach primarily introductory courses in Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, World History and Micronesian History in support of the college's various degree programs. It also offers Micronesia-focused courses such as Micronesian Government and Politics, the Compact of Free Association, and Contemporary Issues in Micronesia as part of its Degree Program in Micronesian Studies. The Division's five faculty members represent a diversity of interests and expertise within the social and behavioral sciences.
Our general goal here at the College of Micronesia is to teach students to understand the social and psychological dynamics of societies and individuals and the ways in which humans interact with their physical environment.
Our purpose is to produce graduates with extensive knowledge and understanding of Micronesian society, politics, public policy, economics, geography and culture in preparation for careers in government and education or transfer to a four-year college