Prepares students interested in making a positive impact on individuals and society through meaningful work and careers in fields such as community and economic development, community organizing, and policy advocacy. Through this degree program, students learn the skills and develop their talents to become agents of positive, social change in various aspects of their careers and communities.
- Examine the political systems and policy making processes (local, state, national).
- Analyze power, privilege, and oppression.
- Describe local issues, including the politics and the history of specific communities in the area.
- Describe power and apply basic power mapping tools.
- Explore interracial and intercultural dynamics of southeast Michigan.
- Explore the major historical social movements in southeast Michigan.
- Analyze justice movements for reform and liberation, and what makes a movement a movement.
- Describe different community organizing models and cultures, including theory, practice, structure, and leadership.
- Demonstrate communication, team-building, and leadership skills.
- Demonstrate methods for basic data analysis, meeting facilitation, project management, and evaluation of projects.
This program prepares students for careers in community leadership, development and organization in non-profit and government occupations. In addition, the program provides a foundation for further study in social work, political science, urban and regional development, and urban planning.
See General Education Requirements for details.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology||3.00|
|SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society||3.00|
|BBA-133: Business Behavior and Communication||3.00|
|POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science||3.00|
Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.