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.
Do you have ideas about how to improve the City College of San Francisco web site? Join one of our focus groups to voice your opinion. Contact Beth Cataldo at or call her at 452-5107 if you are interested in attending. The days and times are listed below.

December 3
4:30-6:00pm Focus Group - Credit Students ARTX 170

December 4
10:30-12:00pm Focus Group - Credit Students E200
5:30-7:00pm Focus Group - Non-Credit and Vocation ARTX 170

December 5
4:30-5:45pm Focus Group - Off-campus students Room 154
Political Cartooning Post 9/11: "Drawing While Brown"
A presentation and conversation with Khalil Bendib
Wed. November 7, 2007
1PM -2:30 PM
Rosenberg Library Room 305

Algerian-born Khalil Bendib brings an Arab and progressive perspective to our media. His cartoons are featured n over 1,700 small and mid-size newspapers, including many Arab, Muslim, African American and progressive publications ( His books of cartoons include It Became Necessary to Destroy the Planet in Order to Save It and Mission Accomplished (2007). Mr. Bendib is also co-host of the KPFA weekly radio show "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa" (

co-sponsored by IDST, African American Scholastic Program, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and Concert & Lecture Series.

for more information call 415-239-3580 or email Groups of 10 or more should call ahead to ensure seating. This talk is accessible, free, and open to the public.