The Department of Community Engagement offers two minors:
Community Engagement and Social Change Minor
This program empowers students to combine classroom learning in social change and meaningful community work as a step towards extending their education beyond the classroom.
Students will participate in project-based classroom and fieldwork that includes opportunities for self-reflection.
The minor culminates with an approved practicum project that will reach out in to the community to reflect upon and apply the knowledge they've gained in their community engagement and social change coursework.
The minor complements any major program and will prepare students for outreach and partnership work in civic, business and community organizations to become agents of change who inspire others and foster prosperity in diverse community settings.
Women’s and Gender Studies Minor
This minor is an interdisciplinary program that students are able to identify connections, formulate positions and develop critical skills.
At the end of their work in the minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the scholarship and theoretical underpinning of the field of women’s and gender studies, using critical reading skills to analyze and dissect arguments.
- Formulate positions and defend them by gathering evidence to support arguments and presenting the information in written and oral form, using critical thinking skills.
- Put their theoretical knowledge into action because of their social impact work in courses and any field experience opportunities that they may have.