Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Human Services and Social Justice
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs
|SOC 1001||Introduction to Sociology|
|or SOC 1002||The Sociological Imagination|
|HSSJ 1100||Introduction to Human Services and Social Justice|
Required courses in the major:
|HSSJ 1177||Organizing for Social Justice in Human Services|
|HSSJ 2170||Interpersonal Relationships in Human Services|
|HSSJ 2171||Human Interactions: Child and Adolescent Development|
|HSSJ 2172||Human Interactions: Adult Development|
|HSSJ 2200||Principles of Ethical Leadership|
|HSSJ 3100W||Program Planning & Evaluation|
|HSSJ 3110W||Nonprofit and Organizational Management|
|HSSJ 3110||Nonprofit and Organizational Management|
|HSSJ 3152||Fact/Field/Fiction: Intersections in HSSJ|
|HSSJ 4193||Research and Independent Study (Only required for Special Honors)|
|HSSJ 4195||Capstone Seminar in HSSJ|
|SOC 2101||Social Research Methods|
|Two of the following four courses must be completed: At least one must be SOC 2170 or SOC 2179; the second course can be any of the four courses listed below.|
|SOC 2170||Class and Inequality in American Society|
|or SOC 2179||Race and Minority Relations|
|SOC 2104||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|SOC 2175||Sociology of Sex and Gender|
The general education curriculum of Columbian College engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that meaningfully enhance their analytical skills, that develop communication competencies, and that invite them to participate as responsible citizens, attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
Course work for the general education curriculum includes 24 credits of approved analytic courses in quantitative and scientific reasoning and in critical and creative thinking. Students engage diverse viewpoints by incorporating 3 credits of courses into that program that include global or cross-cultural perspectives and 3 credits that include local/civic engagement. Students must also demonstrate written and oral communication skills through 13 credits of approved course work.
The general education curriculum is a “living curriculum” and therefore will change from year to year. Courses added to the curriculum are generally available to students immediately after being approved; some are phased in as deemed appropriate. As such, it is essential that students consult with their professional academic advisors. The basic distribution of the curriculum follows.
Analysis—3 credits in mathematics or statistics (quantitative reasoning); 6 credits in natural and/or physical laboratory sciences (scientific reasoning); 6 credits in social sciences (quantitative, scientific, critical, or creative thinking); 6 credits in humanities (critical or creative thinking); 3 credits in art: visual, performing, critical, or historical practices (critical or creative thinking).
Perspective—3 credits that include a global or cross-cultural perspective; 3 credits that include local/civic engagement
Communication—4 credits in UW 1020 University Writing; 2 Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses; 3 credits in oral communication. Note: UW 1020 University Writing must be taken before enrolling in the WID courses, and the WID courses must be taken in separate semesters. One of the two WID courses may double count toward the Analysis and/or Perspective course work. The oral communication course may count toward the Analysis and/or Perspective requirements, or it may be met through major requirements.
Courses taken to fulfill any of the general education requirements may also be counted toward the major. With some exceptions made for transfer students, courses fulfilling these requirements must be completed in residence at the University. A full list of approved courses is maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
In addition to meeting the general requirements stated under University Regulations, a candidate for graduation with Special Honors in human services must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average in the major, must be registered in HSSJ 4193 Research and Independent Study during his or her senior year and must receive an A grade on the final paper.