Social Change and Development - Requirements for the Major

Social Change and Development Program | Social Change and Development Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 15-23 credits

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 100     History of the Modern World, 3 credits

One of these:

  • ANTHRO 100     Varieties of World Culture, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202        Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Also, complete one of the following options A, B, or C:
Option A: Foreign Language, 14 credits

  • Two years of a foreign language

Option B: Research Methods, 7 credits

  • COMM SCI 301  Foundations for Social Research, 3 credits
    One of these:
  • COMM SCI 205  Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Option C: Personalized Supporting Courses, 6 credits
In appropriate cases an individualized set of courses may be arranged. The courses must be submitted via change form to the Registrar's Office.

NOTE: Additional supporting courses are required for each emphasis.

Upper-Level Core Courses, 12 credits

  • SOC C D 333       Social Change in Selected Areas, 3 credits (specific region changes with each offering)
  • SOC C D 360       Models and Social Change, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 361       Historical Perspectives on Social Change, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 470       Senior Seminar in Social Change and Development, 3 credits (topics vary with each offering)

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis.

American Studies

Supporting Course, 3 credits

  • HISTORY 206     History of the United States from 1865 to the Present, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 14 credits

Required:

  • SOC C D 362       Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 461       Social and Political Criticism, 3 credits

Portfolio, 2 credits:

  • SOC C D 302       Portfolio in Social Change and Development, 1 credit (may be repeated for credit)

Electives, choose 6 credits:

  • AVD 370             Modern American Culture, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 322     Economic and Business History of the U.S., 3 credits
  • HISTORY 380     U.S. Women’s History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 403     Political and Social History of the Modern United States II, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312       Community Politics, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 325       Law and Society, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 340       Women, Work and Family, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 349       American Political Thought, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 375       Women, Politics, and Social Change, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 497       Internship, 1-12 credits
  • SOC C D 498       Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • SOCIOL 303        Race and Ethnic Relations, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 323     Asian Americans in the United States, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 324     Latino Communities in the United States, 3 credits

Global Studies

Supporting Course, 3 credits

Required, choose one:

  • POL SCI 100       Global Politics and Society, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 250       Introduction to Global Studies, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 14 credits

Required:

  • ANTHRO 303     Political, Economic and Environmental Anthropology, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 351       Global Governance and Citizenship, 3 credits

Portfolio, 2 credits:

  • SOC C D 302       Portfolio in Social Change and Development, 1 credit (may be repeated for credit)

Electives, choose 6 credits:

  • ECON 307           History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • ECON 412           Economics of Sustainability, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 354     History of Modern Southeast Asia, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 356     History of Africa, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 358     Political History of Modern Latin America, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 353       Politics of Developing Areas, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 360       International Relations, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 333       Social Change in Selected Area (repeat offerings), 3 credits
  • SOC C D 345       Women, Race and Culture, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 497       Internship, 1-12 credits
  • SOC C D 498       Independent Study, 1-4 credits

Law and Justice Studies

Supporting Course, 3 credits

Required, choose one:

  • POL SCI 101       American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 204       Freedom and Social Control, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 14 credits

Required:

  • SOC C D 303       Criminal Justice Process, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 320       Constitutional Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 325       Law and Society, 3 credits

Portfolio, 2 credits:

  • SOC C D 302       Portfolio in Social Change and Development, 1 credit (may be repeated for credit)

Electives, choose 3 credits:

  • HUM STUD 392    First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 326        Philosophy, Politics and Law, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312       Community Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378    Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 348       Gender and the Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 349       American Political Thought, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 362       Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 461       Social and Political Criticism, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 497       Internship, 1-12 credits
  • SOC C D 498       Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • SOCIOL 404        Criminology, 3 credits

Women’s and Gender Studies

Supporting Course, 3 credits

Required:

  • SOC C D 241       Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 14 credits

Required:

  • HISTORY 380     U.S. Women’s History, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 345       Women, Race and Culture, 3 credits

Portfolio, 2 credits:

  • SOC C D 302       Portfolio in Social Change and Development, 1 credit (may be repeated for credit)

Electives, choose 6 credits:

  • SOC C D 340       Women, Work and Family, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 348       Gender and the Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 375       Women, Politics and Social Change, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 437       Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 497       Internship, 1-12 credits
  • SOC C D 498       Independent Study, 1-4 credits

Individualized

Designed for students with very specific interests or desire for more general liberal arts education. Requires 14 credits of upper-level work and necessary prerequisites of supporting courses.

Upper-Level Courses, 14 credits

Portfolio, 2 credits:

  • SOC C D 302       Portfolio in Social Change and Development, 1 credit (may be repeated for credit)

Electives, choose 12 credits (at least two of the elective courses must have the SOC C D prefix):

  • ANTHRO 303     Political, Economic and Environmental Anthropology, 3 credits
  • ANTHRO 304     Family, Kin, and Community, 3 credits
  • ANTHRO 320     Myth, Ritual, Symbol and Religion, 3 credits
  • ANTHRO 340     Medical Anthropology, 3 credits
  • ECON 307           History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312       Community Politics, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 360       International Relations, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378    Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 303       Criminal Justice Process, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 320       Constitutional Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 325       Law and Society, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 333       Social Change in a Selected Area, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 340       Women, Work and Family, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 345       Women, Race and Culture, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 348       Gender and the Law, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 351       Global Governance and Citizenship, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 362       Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 375       Women, Politics and Social Change, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 437       Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 461       Social and Political Criticism, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 478       Honors in the Major, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 497       Internship, 1-12 credits
  • SOC C D 498       Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • SOCIOL 302        Class, Status and Power, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 303        Race and Ethnic Relations, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 307        Social Theory, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 308        Sociology of the Family, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 310        Urban Sociology, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 404        Criminology, 3 credits
Social Change and Development Program
Social Change and Development Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions