Social Science B.A. – Community Engagement Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Matthew T. Downey, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Location: McKee Hall 227

Telephone: 970.351.2929

Website: www.unco.edu/social_sciences

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering. Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Upon completion of the Social Science Community Engagement major, students will have an in-depth, multi-disciplinary understanding of society that is grounded in history and the social sciences and will apply this knowledge to be skilled in ethical reflection towards life-long learning and civic engagement. The Social Science program offers students the ability to use critical thinking skills to create compelling arguments that integrate theoretical perspectives and research methods to advance reasonable conclusions in a wide variety of disciplines including history, economics, geography and political science.

The Community Engagement emphasis prepares students to be contributing citizens in their communities. Key courses in the emphasis will provide opportunities for students to become actively engaged in community affairs. Through research and civic engagement assignments and activities, students will be introduced to a variety of community-related careers and opportunities.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • The 21 semester credits required for the Additional Major Credits must be at the 300-400 level.
  • Students must take additional major credits to have sufficient credits for graduation.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required LAC — 15 credits

LAC area 4 — History

HIST 100Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

3

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

LAC area 7 — International Studies

SOSC 150Social Sciences: A Global Perspective

3

LAC area 8 — Multicultural Studies

Choose 1 of the following courses:

AFS 100Introduction to Africana Studies

3

MAS 100Introduction to Mexican American Studies

3

WS 101Women in Contemporary Society

3

Remaining LAC — 25 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 60 credits

Take all of the following courses — 21 credits

ANT 100Introduction to Anthropology

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 100World Geography

3

HIST 101Survey of American History from 1877 to the Present

3

PSCI 100United States National Government

3

SOSC 350Community Research and Engagement

3

SOSC 400Senior Seminar

3

ANT 100: LAC area 5.c.

Additional Major Credits — 21 credits

Economics 3 semester credits

3

Geography 6 semester credits

6

History 6 semester credits

6

Political Science 6 semester credits

6

Engagement Emphasis

Select 6 of the following courses—18 credits

AFS 340The Black Family

3

AFS 399Community Study Project

1 - 4

AFS 456The Black Church and Religious Traditions

3

ANT 355Medical Anthropology

3

ECON 365Urban and Housing Economics

3

ENST 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

ENST 291Sustainability and Capitalism

3

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST 355Introduction to Environmental Health

3

GEOG 200Human Geography

3

GEOG 310Urban and Regional Planning

3

GEOG 312Economic Geography

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 360Political Geography

3

GEOG 370Urban Geography

3

GERO 205Introduction to Gerontology

3

HUSR 205Introduction to Human Services

3

HUSR 209Foundations of Health Promotion/Health Education

3

HUSR 350Introduction to Environmental Health

3

HUSR 460Community Resources for the Elderly

3

PSCI 203Colorado Politics

3

PSY 323Health Psychology

3

PSY 331Maturity and Aging

3

SOC 322Women and Aging

3

SOC 333Social Class and Inequality

3

SOC 340Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 346Criminology

3

SOC 375Sociology of Health and Illness

3

SOC 423Violence and the Family

3

SOC 448Issues in Social Policy

3

SOC 471Sociology of Aging

3

SOC 479The Community

3

Note: Students may not take more than 6 hours of the same prefix.

3. University-Wide Credits — 20 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 20 credits.