Social Science B.A. – Community Engagement Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: David Aske, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Location: Candelaria 1281

Telephone: 970.351.4104

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:

  • Students must take additional major credits to have sufficient credits for graduation.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 27 credits

LAC area 4 — History

HIST 100Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

3

HIST 101Survey of American History from 1877 to the Present

3

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

PSCI 100United States National Government

3

LAC area 5.b. — Geography

GEOG 100World Geography

3

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

ANT 100Introduction to Anthropology

3

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

LAC area 8 — Multicultural Studies

Choose 1 of the following courses:

AFS 100Introduction to Africana Studies

3

GNDR 101Gender and Society

3

MAS 100Introduction to Mexican American Studies

3

Remaining LAC — 25 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 45 credits

Take all of the following courses — 27 credits

SOSC 350Community Research and Engagement

3

Economics — 6 credits at the 300-400 level

6

Geography — 6 credits at the 300-400 level

6

History — 6 credits at the 300-400 level

6

Political Science — 6 credits at the 300-400 level

6

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 of the Industrialized World

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 360Nations, States, and Territory

3

GEOG 370The City

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 Older Adults

3

PSCI 203Colorado Politics

3

PSY 323Health Psychology

3

PSY 331Maturity and Aging

3

SOC 315Gender 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 — 23 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 23 credits.