History and Social Sciences

History and Social Sciences

History and Social Sciences offers geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work courses. Courses provide transfer credit for Nashville State's Associate of Science and Associate of Arts two-year degrees for students transferring to a university. Courses also support career oriented one-year technical certificate programs and two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees. Please see the NSCC Catalog for more information on program requirements, course descriptions and syllabi.


Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathways

Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) help students transfer to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. Completing all the courses listed on a particular Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at Nashville State and all courses are guaranteed to count toward that university major.

The prescribed curriculum for each Transfer Pathway must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer. Talk to an advisor, see the NSCC Catalog, and visit www.tntransferpathway.org for more TTP information. View TTP video

AA/AS Tennessee Transfer Pathways Course Requirements (PDF documents)
History A.A. Degree
History A.S. Degree
Political Science A.A. Degree
Political Science A.S. Degree
Psychology A.A. Degree
Psychology A.S. Degree
Social Work A.A. Degree
Social Work A.S. Degree
Sociology A.A. Degree
Sociology A.S. Degree

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Areas of Emphasis

Students can choose to earn an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Geography at Nashville State, then transfer to a four-year university to complete their baccalaureate degree. AA/AS degree areas of emphasis courses do not represent requirements for any specific university.

In planning the courses to be taken at Nashville State, students first choose the four-year university that they plan to attend, consult the catalog of the transfer university for specific degree requirements, and meet with their Nashville State advisor to match up the courses offered at Nashville State with the courses required at their future four-year university.

Program Faculty

Yvonne Cornelius-Thompson, Associate Professor of History, 615-353-3034
Yvonne Cornelius-ThompsonThe first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice. DeOratore, II.XV,62

B.A., History, Belmont University, 1977
M.L.A.S., Liberal Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Fred Jordan, Associate Professor of History, 615-353-3252
Fred JordanFred Jordan teaches World Civilization, American history, and Spanish. In 2002 he was selected by the Community College Humanities Association as one of twenty Fellows for a CCHA funded and National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored research seminar entitled Cities and Public Spaces in Comparative Cultural Contexts held at the Library of Congress, in which Fellows met periodically during the 2002-2003 year to attend lectures by urban history scholars and to also carry out individual research projects. Mr. Jordan's research paper concerned post-Louisiana Purchase New Orleans and the conflict over public space that accompanied the transition from French rule to American rule. His enthusiasm both for conveying his passion for history and Spanish to his students and for nurturing students' intellectual growth and confidence in their own academic observations continues unabated.

B.A., History, University of Colorado, 1983
M.A., History, University of Tennessee, 1987
I.M.B.A., International Business, University of Memphis, 1996
M.A., Spanish, University of Tennessee, 1999

David Markwell, Associate Professor of History, 615-353-3481
Dr. David MarkwellDr. David Markwell joined the faculty of Nashville State in the fall of 2008. He earned the Ph.D. in Historical Studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 2010. His dissertation, The Best Organized Labor State in America: The People of District 12 and the Illinois Perspective, 1898-1932, examines the effects of successful unionization on the men, women, and children in the Illinois coal mine communities and how their collective actions affected their culture and led to tangible gains in their lives. His essay, A Turning Point: The Lasting Impact of the 1898 Virden Mine Riot, was published in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Before coming to Nashville, David taught at SIUC, the University of Southern Indiana, and Rend Lake College. While teaching a wide variety of courses, he focuses his research on American labor and working class history in the period of the Industrial Revolution.

B.A., History, University of Illinois-Springfield, 2002
M.A., History, University of Illinois-Springfield, 2004
Ph.D., Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2010

Marla Perry MS, Associate Professor of Sociology, 615-353-3341
Marla PerryMarla joined the Nashville State family in the Fall of 2005. She has more than 14 years teaching experience. She teaches Introduction to Sociology, Marriage and Family, and Social Psychology. She has also taught a variety of courses centered on social inequality at a university level. Marla’s research on welfare-to-work programs, with emphasis on how the program influenced parental well-being, used data collected from Iowa’s Promise Jobs program. She has also done extensive research on families, including multiracial families. She uses her past research experience to help students understand all the possibilities that social sciences in general and Sociology specifically can be used for. She encourages students to push beyond what they think they can achieve and challenges them to develop the critical thinking skills required to be competitive in the job market.

B.A., Political Science, Iowa State University, 1997
B.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1997
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2000
M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 2004
Certification in Public Management, Iowa State University, 2001
Scholar in Preparing Future Faculty, Iowa State University, 2005

Dr. Stanley Rose, Instructor of Historr, Southeast Campus, 615-916-5867
Dr. Stanley RoseDr. Stanley Rose joined the Nashville State faculty in August of 2008. He previously taught history at State University of New York at Brockport and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. His major area of research is urbanization in Ghana. Other areas of concentration include Middle Eastern and Latin American History. Courses taught include American History, World History, Caribbean History, African History and African American History.

B.S., Social Science, Coppin State University, 1969
M.A., History, Howard University, 1993
Ph.D., History, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2002

Contact Information

Latisha Cox, Division Secretary
Phone: 615-353-3347 • Office D-15

Julie Williams, Division Dean
Phone: 615-353-3346 • Office D-16

Division Fax Number: 615-353-3376

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