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Semester Hours: 18
Admission Requirement: This minor does not have an admissions requirement. However, completion of the minor requires successful admission to and completion of a semester with the Washington Community Scholars' Center (emu.edu/wcsc/) in Washington, D.C.

The minor in community organizing and development orients students to basic theories, strategies, and spheres of practice in community organizing and community development and culminates in an internship at an organization in or around D.C. through the Washington Community Scholars’ Center. Students with interests in community-based work, social and racial justice, activism, and/or a career in the nonprofit and social services sector will benefit from this minor.

Required Courses (12 SH) 

  • CCSSC 387 Race, Space, and Inequality - 3  Details
  • SOC 270 Community Organizing and Social Action - 3  Details
  • SOC 375 Community Development - 3  Details
  • SOC 385 Community Organizing and Development Internship - 3  Details

Note: SOC 375, CCSSC 387, and SOC 385 are only offered in Washington, D.C., through the Washington Community Scholars' Center (WCSC). Completion of this minor requires a semester at WCSC.

Electives (6 SH)
Choose two of the following:

  • BUAD 221 Principles of Management - 3  Details
  • BUAD 465 Project Management and Grantwriting - 3  Details

  • BUAD 471 Topics in Business-Nonprofit Management - 3  Details

  • ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3  Details
  • PXD 225 Theories of Social Change - 3 Details
  • PXD 365 Social and Political Economy - 3  Details

  • *PXD 451 Program Evaluation - 3  Details

  • PXD 485 Global Development - 3  Details

  • SOC 210 Social Stratification - 3  Details

  • *SOC 255 Social Movements - 3  Details

  • *SOC 350 Urban Sociology - 3  Details

  • *SOC 430 Environmental Justice - 3  Details

  • SOWK 220 History and Philosophy of Social Welfare - 3  Details
  • SOWK 360 Race and Gender - 3  Details

  • *THEO 412 Liberation Theologies - 3  Details
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