Minor: A minimum of six course credits including:

  1. Three core courses: PHI 202 (Introduction to Ethics), SOC 101 (Sociological Perspectives) or ANT 101 (Cultural Anthropology), and any 200 level Politics course except POL 182 (Public Policy).
  2. One course in critical thinking/research methods: STA 201 (Statistical Methods I) or PHI 203 (Logic and Critical Thinking).
  3. One course concerned with Efforts to Address Societal Issues. This category includes courses such as:

ANT 222 - Applied Anthropology

ECB 261 - Global Environmental Economics

ENG 111 - (when the topic is: Bob Dylan and the Language of Protest)

ENG 331 - English Literature: The Romantics

ENG 345 - Late Nineteenth Century American Literature

ENG 37x - (when the advanced topic is: Southern African Art, Literature, & Culture in Context)

ENV 101 - Environmental Perspectives

EST 123 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies

FRE 351 - Contemporary Literature I: Writing as Political Action

GSS 393 - Global Feminism

HIS 154 - Making of Modern America

HIS 255 - African American Lives

HIS 354 - U.S. Social History Since 1940

PHI 109 - Ethics and Climate Change

PHI 224 - Environmental Ethics

PHI 261 - Applied Ethics

POL 282 - Public Policy

POL 330 - Women and Politics

POL 332 - Human Rights

POL 333 - International Organizations

POL 334 - Seminar: Strategies to Alleviate Poverty

POL 346 - Political Economy of Developing Countries

POL 35x - Education Policy in America

POL 361 - Race, Sex, and the Constitution

POL 363 - Campaigns and Elections

POL 366 - Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties

POL 367 - Urban Politics and Policy

POL 368 - Environmental Politics and Policy

POL 371 - Wilderness Politics and Policy

REL 362 - Holocaust and Response

PSY 276 - Multicultural Psychology

SOC 248 - American Indians: Culture, Activism and Social Justice

SOC 255 - Media and the Public Mind

SOC 343 - Women: Oppression & Resistances

SOC 348 - Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 376 - The African American Civil Rights Movement

  • This course may not be double-counted for the student’s designated major and the minor in Civic Engagement. A student must choose a course in this category specifically and only for the Civic Engagement Minor.
  1. One course in Applied Civic Engagement. This category includes courses such as the following when they include a substantive applied civic engagement component: CIV 280/380 (Internship in Civic Engagement); ENG 370 (AIDS Literature, Film, and Social Theory); and HIS 240 (Public Memory and Public History); HIS 364 (The Documentary Imagination During the Great Depression); PSY 263 (when the topic is: Psychology, Social Justice, and Public Policy); PSY 380 (Human Services Practicum); and PSY 395 (Human Services Practicum and Seminar).
  2. In addition to the course in Applied Civic Engagement, a minimum of 25 noncredit hours of civic engagement involvement over the course of at least two semesters including volunteering, activism, and other civic engagement opportunities. Students must submit a service log along with the reflection document. A student is required to submit a reflective essay assessing these experiences in light of their academic minor program to the Civic Engagement Office, the Civic Engagement Committee and his/her faculty advisor for the minor. The Civic Engagement Committee will notify the Registrar once this requirement is completed.