Requirements

Requirements for SJCE Minor (21 hours)


SJCE 210 70-Introduction to Social Justice and Civic Engagement Course (3 hours)
Introduction to Social Justice and Civic Engagement Course will introduce students to the current research, literature, study and practical experiential learning of these disciplines. This gateway course will introduce the field of study and require students to form a proposal for on-going community based research. It will be a service learning course. This course will also provide students with a SJCE Minor advising guide to assist them in course selection and preparation for the Capstone course.

SJCE 410 70-Social Justice and Civic Engagement Capstone (3 hours)
Social Justice and Civic Engagement Capstone will engage students in community-based research, shared reflection and critical analysis culminating in a presentation at the Annual Exposition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Investigations.

Students will be required to complete at least 100 hours of service with a community agency partner(s).

Students are required to complete the remaining fifteen hours for the minor through a combination of service learning courses and related social justice/ civic engagement courses:
  • 6 – 9 hours required of service learning courses: (It is recommended that one of these service learning courses be in the student’s major field of study.)
    • Service learning courses (designated by a section #70);
    • 299 service learning intensive (adding one unit to a non-service learning course);
  • 6 – 9 hours required of related social justice/ civic engagement courses in the general curriculum. (See Suggested Course List below)
Social Justice/Civic Engagement Related Courses:
  • AMST 344 – Hist Exp Women in U.S.
  • ART 335 – Art as Social Action
  • CAS 240 / SOC 240 – Self and Society
  • CAS 321 – Intercultural Communication
  • CRIM 265 – Crime and Social Justice
  • CRIM 320 – Gender and Violence
  • ECON 191 – Macroeconomics
  • ECON 365 – Research Methods
  • ECON 376 – International Economics
  • EDUC 386 – Education in Diverse Society
  • ENG 335 – Writing as Social Action
  • POSC 295/ ENVS 295 – Politics and Environment
  • HIST 223/ AMST 223 – Changing America
  • HIST 224/ AMST 224 - American Century 1940-1990
  • HIST 242 – Modern Latin America
  • HIST 319 – The African-American Experience Since 1877
  • HIST 320 - The African-American Experience To 1877
  • HIST 328 – Latin American and US Relations
  • HIST 345 – The Urban Experience in the US Since 1800
  • HIST 346 – American Working-Class History
  • HIST 348 – Race and Ethnicity in America
  • HIST 385 – Nazism and the Holocaust
  • NSC 143 – World Population and Pollution
  • PHIL 242 – Intro to Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL 243 – Ethics and Business
  • POSC 263 China: Mao to Reform
  • POSC 264 Politics in Africa
  • POSC 265 Middle East Politics
  • POSC 282 Environmental Administration and Law.
  • POSC 295 Politics and the Environment
  • POSC 297 Women in Politics
  • POSC 301 Environmental Ethics
  • POSC 343 / INST 343 – International Law
  • POSC 382 Constitutional Law III: Gender and Race
  • SOC 204 / INST 204 – Latin America Today
  • SOC 225 – Social Work and Social Welfare
  • SOC 281 / THEO 281 – Native American Culture and Spirituality
  • SOC 350 – Women and Development
  • SOC 355 – Third World Studies Seminar
  • SOC 380 – Social Inequality
  • STA 299 – Cuernavaca Mexico
  • STA 299 – El Salvador
  • THEO 230 – Hebrew Scriptures II: Prophets and Wisdom
  • THEO 261 – Catholic Social Teaching
  • THEO 360 - Religion and Politics
  • HEO 362 – Theology and Ecology
  • THEO 368 - Biomedical and Health-Care Ethics
  • THEO 370 - War and Peace in Christianity and Islam
  • THEO 2XX - Owning and Owing: Theological Perspectives On Property and Debt