Apr 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Equity and Social Change, Minor

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Program Learning Outcomes

The Social Equity and Social Change minor is an interdisciplinary minor rooted in social science and offered through the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society. The minor provides students with a broad social science interdisciplinary understanding of social inequality and how it is shaped by social structures, social institutions, and culture. This understanding creates a foundation for students to engage in meaningful social change efforts that consider how these efforts are enabled or constrained by structural, institutional, and cultural norms.

The minor consists of 22-24 credits. Sixteen of those credits focus on examinations of social inequality, frameworks for social change, and structural, institutional, and cultural considerations in creating social change. The remaining six to eight credits are dedicated to courses that provide students with opportunities to engage in social change activities. Although not required, it is recommended that students take the engaging in social change courses after completing the other requirements for the minor.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Social Equity and Social Change Minor will be able to:

  • Explain how social inequality is a product of social structures, social institutions, and culture.
  • Explain how social structures, institutions, and culture enable or constrain social equity and social change.
  • Apply a disciplinary or interdisciplinary social science framework to explain how social change occurs.
  • Design and implement efforts that encourage social change for increased social equity.

Minor Requirements

Students must complete credits in each of the following categories.  At least 8 credits must be upper-division and no more than 3 courses in the minor can be from the same prefix.

Engaging in Social Change: 6-8 credits

Option 2

One Civic Engagement course from the list above and an Internship approved by the minor advisor.

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