For more information about Interdisciplinary Studies, please contact:

Lauren Muller, IDST Dept. Chair
(415) 452-5343

Lorraine Leber, Design Collaborative Coordinator
(415) 239-3037

Lawrence Klein, Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Janey Skinner, Trauma Prevention & Recovery Coordinator
(415) 452-5276


Our mailing address is:
50 Phelan Avenue, Mailbox A39
San Francisco, CA 94112

Our office is located at:
Batmale Hall, Room 338

Tel: 415-452-5343

Welcome! IDST Department Website.
Welcome to the official web site for the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of City College of San Francisco!  Our courses, certificates, and programs foster innovation, diversity, and collaboration.  Use this site to contact faculty; find a course, program, or certificate; and/or check up on recent news and announcements.  We are always looking for feedback and ways to improve - the site, as well as our courses.  Let us hear from you.
Writing the Unsayable
Louise Nayer, instructor of IDST 47, Trauma and the Arts, attended the Associated Writing Program Conference in Atlanta Georgia where she attended a talk called "Writing the Unsayable" where a discussion of Maus by Art Spiegelman (which Ms. Nayer uses in class) focused on how structure such as using the graphic novel and following specific guidlines can help sruvivors of trauma to express themselves creatively. Structure can create a safe haven. Most importantly, art allows people to "speak the unsayable" and begin to heal. For more information about Trauma and the Arts, which is one of the courses in the Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate, contact Ms. Nayer at
International Women's History Month
International Women's History Month Events : March 5 - 9

Monday, March 5: Featured Speaker: Rosa Perez, Chancellor, San Jose/Evergreen Community College District, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Rosenberg 304

Wednesday, March 7: Film: Working Women of the World, effects of globalization on garment workers, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Rosenberg 304

Thursday, March 8: Demonstration "Needling Skin Deep -- Women in the World of Tatooing" featuring world famous Madame Chinchilla in In Hui Lee (aka Electric Inny), 12:30-2:30 p.m., Rosenberg 304

Thursday, March 8: Film: The Shape of Water: Women and Activism in Brazil, India, Senegal, and the Middle East, 2:oo - 3:00 pm, Women's Resource Center, Smith Hall 103-104

Friday, March 9: Film: Hearts and Hands, " Women and Quilts in 19th-century U.S. History. 8:00-9:00 p.m., Mission Campus, 375 Alabama, room 318
Workshop: Self-Healing for Women Survivors
City College of San Francisco Celebrates
International Women's History Month: March 2007

Workshop: 5th Annual Self-Healing for Women Survivors of Sexual Violence and Trauma
this weekend,
Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Student Union, Ocean Campus

Have you experienced violence and trauma? Learn to move past the memories, ease the pain, and practice self-healing techniques. This is a space created by and for women* and led by experienced women facilitaors.
*transgender friendly - event is open to any person who doesn't identify as male

Healing for Change is a recognized club of the Associated Students and a project of the Office of Mentoring and Service Learning with faculty and students participating from Project SURVIVE and the Women's Studies, Business, Health Education and Community Health Studies, and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies Departments at CCSF.

Men's Self-Healing Workshop, Saturday, 3/24

for more information, please contact or call 415-239-3899