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The social welfare minor will be directed to students who are interested in social welfare issues but are majoring in other disciplines. Minors can profit from understanding the welfare system and taking courses relevant to various groups who often are impacted by or are part of the welfare system. This information will serve as an enhancement to the students' major discipline and/or add to their knowledge as good citizens. Along with certain majors, additional knowledge about social welfare may improve employability, though social welfare minors will not be able to serve as social workers.
Acceptance criteria: college writing, math completed, BIO 101, and a minimum GPA of 2.0.
I. Required Courses (12 cr):
SWK 220 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 319 Dynamics of Poverty (junior or senior standing)
SWK 320 Social Service Organizations (Prerequisites: SWK 220, BIO 101, college writing, and college math)
PSC 364 American Public Policy (fall) or PSC 415 Urban Public Policy (spring)
II. Electives: Select two of the following (6 cr):
SOC 312 Women in Society
SOC/AAS 321 The African-American Family (Prerequisite: SOC 100)
SOC 350 Power, Class, and Inequality (Prerequisite: SOC 100)
SOC 351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
HIS 363 American Identity in Transition: Diversity and Pluralism in the U.S.
ANT 307 Urban Anthropology (Prerequisite: ANT 101)
PSC375 Race, Sex, and Politics of Myth and Story (Prerequisite: English basic skills competency)
A minor may include no more than two courses at the lower division.
The minor will accept a maximum of three courses of transfer credit.