» Social and Cultural Studies

+ - Business and Economics Cluster

Focus: This cluster is designed to introduce students to the essential concepts of business and economics.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science, Dr. Charu Sinha

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to Accounting, Business, or Economics majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

BUS 100: Introduction to Business
BUS 110: Accounting and Finance for Non-Majors
ECON 200: Principles of Microeconomics [MATH 099, or equivalent]
ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics [MATH 099, or equivalent]
ECON 350: Intermediate Microeconomics Theory [ECON 200 ,201, and MATH 109, or 110, or MGSC 208]
ECON 351: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory [ECON 200, 201, and MATH 109, or 110, or MGSC 208]
ECON 441: Economic Development [ECON 200, 201]
ECON 452: Econometrics [ECON 200, 201, and MATH 109, or 110, or MGSC 208, and MGSC 209, or MATH 203, and business administration, or economics major, or computational science, or economics, or mathematics minor]
FIN 207: Personal Finance [Quantitative Inquiry course]
MGMT 365: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MKTG 305: Fundamentals of Marketing for Non-Majors
REAL 370: Principles of Real Estate [ECON 200]

As of June 1, 2016, the following courses are no longer available for selection:
ECON 471: Experimental Economics I [ECON 350, MATH 110, and MATH 203, or MGSC 209, or consent of instructor]
ENG 305: Business Writing
MGSC 208: Mathematical Analysis for Business [MATH 104, or equivalent]

+ - Cross Cultural Studies

Focus: This cluster is designed to provide the student with differential worldviews as expressed in culture, the arts, and societal institutions. Courses in the cluster provide a broad overview of how societies across the globe translate their mores, values, arts, and priorities into functioning realities. The cluster courses illustrate the unique and creative ways cultures evolve solutions to problems we all confront to some degree.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

ANTH 102: Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 296: Indians and Film
ART 374: Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of China, Korea and Japan
ART 375: Change and Exchange in the Contemporary Arts of South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia
COM 211: Intercultural Communication
DANC 353: Dance in World Cultures
ENG 302: Writing About Diverse Cultures [written inquiry course]
ENG 449: Literature in Translation [Written Inquiry course]
ENG 462: The Literature and Film of Diverse Cultures [ENG 256]
MUS 122: Musical Cultures of the World [non-music major, or minor]
POSC 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POSC 251: Intercultural Conflict and Communication (cross listed with PCST 251)
REL 336: Buddhism
SOC 332: Crime, Justice, and Globalization
SOC 404: Global Family Systems [SOC 101]
TH 150: Theatre in World Cultures

+ - Education, Community and Change - This cluster is closed and no longer available for selection

As of fall 2015 this cluster is no longer available for selection.

Focus: This cluster was designed for students who are interested in education from a broader perspective than the traditional K-12 environment. The courses that compose this cluster create possibilities for students to hone their creative and critical thinking skills, while being actively involved in those elements that that create a more just society.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Director, Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professor in Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Roxanne Miller

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

AT 386: The Coach and Team Captain as a Leader
ENG 206: Critical Literacies and Community Writing
ENG 208: Written Inquiry: Composing Self
ENG 302: Writing About Diverse Cultures
ENG 327: Multicultural Literatures of the U.S. [ENG 256]
ENG 371: Discourse Analysis
ENG 375: Composing New Media
ENG 481: Theory and Practice of Writing, Tutoring, and Conferencing
LEAD 101: Introduction to Leadership: Principles and Practices
LEAD 396: Gender & Leadership (formerly: Women's Ways of Leading) [LEAD 101, or 275, or 300]
IES 102: Social Construction of Difference
IES 103: Philosophy of Helping
IES 206: Schools in Society [IES 101, or 102, or 103]
IES 207: The Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge: Walt Disney and Charles Darwin *
IES 300: Valuing Differences in American Society
IES 301: Organizations, Ethics, and Society
IES 303: Educational through Life Transitions
IES 310: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Issues in Education
IES 315: Non-Governmental Organizations: Policy and Practice
IES 316: Aesthetic Education: Philosophy and Practice
IES 317: Disability, Families, and Society: Issues of Professional Policy and Support
IES 326: Education Viewed through Feature Film and Television
IES 414: The College Environment as a Social System [IES 204, or 205, or 206]
IES 416: Higher Education and Society (formerly IES 415: College Student Development)

+ - Education, Culture and Society

Focus: This cluster is designed for students who are interested in education from a broad perspective. The courses that compose this cluster create possibilities for students to hone their creative and critical thinking skills, while being actively involved in those elements that that create a more just society, through school and community settings.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Director, Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professor in Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Roxanne Miller

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors, except Integrated Educational Studies

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

IES 101: Self and Identity
IES 103: Philosophy of Helping
IES 204: Exploring Theories of Learning [IES 101, or 102, or 103, or consent of instructor]
IES 205: Learning Across Boundaries: The Power of Cross Disciplinary Curricula
IES 207: The Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge: Walt Disney and Charles Darwin
IES 295: Education Field Experience
IES 300: Valuing Differences in American Society
IES 302: Information, Communication and Management: Theoretical and Practical Issues
IES 303: Educational through Life Transitions
IES 310: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Issues in Education
IES 314: Adult Learning: Theory, Practice, Experience and the Future
IES 315: Non-Governmental Organizations: Policy and Practice
IES 316: Aesthetic Education: Philosophy and Practice
IES 317: Disability, Families, and Society: Issues of Professional Policy and Support
IES 413: Current Issues in Disability Studies and Services
IES 415: College Student Development [IES 301, 302, 303, or consent of instructor]
IES 416: Higher Education and Society [IES 301, or 415]
IES 444: Aesthetics and Learning: Florence, Italy (travel course)


As of June 1, 2016, the following course is no longer available for selection:
IES 414: The College Environment as a Social System [IES 204, or 205, or 206]

+ - Education: Teaching and Learning - This cluster is closed and no longer available for selection

As of fall 2015 this cluster is no longer available for selection.

Focus: This cluster is designed for students interested in K-12 teaching as a profession. It provides students the opportunity to engage in the practices of critical pedagogy and multicultural education. Students will study a range of disciples and gain hand-on experience in a variety of teaching and learning environments.  Students will also be introduced to innovative instructional strategies, including the applied use of technology. 

Cluster Coordinator/email: Director, Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professor in Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Roxanne Miller

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

EDUC 401: Foundations of Education
EDUC 434: Teaching Difficult Histories, Critical Discourse and Social Action
EDUC 446: Human Development and Wellness in Diverse Classrooms
EDUC 451: Educational Applications in Technology
EDUC 470: Foundational Issues of Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice
ENG 206: Critical Literacies and Community Writing
ENG 271: Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 302: Writing About Diverse Cultures
ENG 371: Discourse Analysis
ENG 373: Rhetorical Criticism
ENG 375: Composing New Media
ENG 481: Theory and Practice of Writing, Tutoring, and Conferencing
IES 102: Social Construction of Difference
IES 103: Philosophy of Helping
IES 204: Learning and Forgetting: Exploring Theories of Learning
IES 205: Learning Across Boundaries
IES 295: Education Field Experience *
IES 303: Educational through Life Transitions
IES 310: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Issues in Education
IES 326: Education Viewed through Film and Television
IES 340: Children’s Literature and Literacy
IES 316: Aesthetic Education: Philosophy and Practice
IES 412: Teaching Writing K-12 *
IES 448: Instructional Technology: Science and Mathematics
IES 449: Educating with Multiple Technologies [EDUC 451]
POSC 110: Introduction to American Politics

+ - Globalism, Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Culture

Focus: This cluster focuses on the examination of the movement of peoples across ethnic and national boundaries and the resulting creation of new forms of transnational identities and communities around the world. Includes study of the historical and contemporary emergence of diasporic identities and cultures in a globalized world.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in Sociology

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

ANTH 230: Indigenous Rights: Peace and Justice in the Americas (cross listed with ANTH 330)
ANTH 361: Conflict and Social Change in Latin America (cross listed with PCST 366)
ANTH 363: African-Caribbean History and Culture [SOC 101, or ANTH 102]
SOC 325: Social Change [SOC 101]
SOC 350: Gender in the Global Perspective [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 364: The Political Economy [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 370: Race and Ethnicity [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 404: Global Family Systems [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]

+ - The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide

Focus: This cluster explores genocide and its causes; social, legal, and political responses to genocide; the historical and social context of genocide; and the depiction of genocide in literature, with special focus upon a comparative examination of the Holocaust and subsequent acts of genocide.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Chair, Department of History, and Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History or Religious Studies

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division. Students are required to take the following core courses: HIST 170; HIST 307; POSC 251 or POSC 323 or POSC 328; and one other course from the cluster.

FREN 351: French Writers of the Holocaust [FREN 201, or consent of instructor]
HIST 170: Why Africa Matters: African History 1800 - Present (core)
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (core, cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 310: Modern Europe
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 365a: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365a)
POSC 251: Intercultural Conflict and Communication (core, cross listed with PCST 251)
POSC 323: Law and Politics of Mass Atrocity (core, cross listed with PCST 323)
POSC 328: Human Rights Law (core, cross listed with PCST 328)

+ - Human Development and Family Studies - This cluster is now closed and no longer available for selection

As of fall 2015 this cluster is not available for selection.

Focus: This cluster focuses on the theories, research, policies, history, and current issues concerning the development of humans and families from psychological and sociological perspectives. Students can gain an understanding of the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development of humans, including the major influences of the family and of society. A particular focus is on the bidirectional and dynamic influences of the individual, family, and society. Important current issues, problems, and policy approaches are discussed. The cluster also addresses the ethical and public policy concerns of human and family development.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 204: Marriage and the Family

SOC 281: Sociology of Sex and Gender
SOC 345: Social Psychology [SOC 101]
SOC 393: Child Abuse [SOC 101]
SOC 404: Global Family Systems [SOC 101]
PSY 326: Child Psychology and Development [PSY 101]
PSY 355: Diversity in Marital and Family Relationships [PSY 101]
PSY 446: Children and Trauma [PSY 101, 323, or 326, or equivalent, consent of instructor]

+ - Law and Public Policy

Focus: This cluster is designed for pre-law students to expose them to questions of the law and policy. Cluster courses are liberal-arts-based and examine law in the context of the larger social and political framework in which laws are made and enforced, bridging courses in the major and the professional law school curriculum.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to Political Science majors; cross-listed courses are not open to Peace Studies majors as cluster options.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division. It is strongly suggested that students seeking to complete this cluster enroll in POSC 110: Introduction to American Politics and/or POSC 120: Introduction to International Relations prior to taking these following courses.

POSC 309: Sexual Politics in a Diverse Society
POSC 320: International Law, International Organization, and World Order (cross listed with PCST 320)
POSC 323: Law and Politics of Mass Atrocity (cross listed with PCST 323)
POSC 328: Human Rights Law (cross listed with PCST 328)
POSC 341: The First Amendment
POSC 343: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
POSC 374: Environmental Politics and Policy (cross listed with ENV 374)
POSC 375: Public Policy Process [ENV 102, or POSC 110] (cross listed with ENV 375)
POSC 439: Disability and the Law (cross listed with PCST 439)

+ - Law and Social Control

Focus: This cluster deals with the concept of law and social control from a broad interdisciplinary approach, encompassing both formal and informal mechanisms of social control.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in Sociology

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division. Students take at least two courses from the Sociology offerings.

ANTH 230: Indigenous Rights: Peace and Justice in the Americas (same as ANTH 330)
ANTH 361: Conflict and Social Change in Latin America (cross listed with PCST 366)
PHIL 318: Political and Legal Philosophy
SOC 211: Social Problems [SOC 101]
SOC 330: Foundations of Criminal Justice [SOC 101]
SOC 332: Crime, Justice and Globalization
SOC 350: Gender in a Global Perspective [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 383: Sociology of Deviant Behavior [SOC 101]
SOC 393: Child Abuse [SOC 101]
SOC 410: Victimless Crimes [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]

+ - Leadership, Organizations and Society

Focus: Introduces students to leadership-related concepts from across the disciplines with over 70 courses to choose from. Students develop leadership insights and skills to enhance their interpersonal effectiveness in both personal life and professional/work situations, with a focus on promoting positive change in organizations and/or society. Theoretical models are often reinforced through experiential learning, linking theory and practice. The cluster allows students to connect in meaningful ways with colleagues throughout the university.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Director, Leadership Studies Program and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Education, Dr. Mark Maier

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors. (However, students may NOT apply courses from their major field towards the cluster)

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division. (Note: The listing of a course here does not guarantee admission or access to the course. Programs reserve the right to restrict admission to selected courses or students in their programs.)

Student must take at least one LEAD course from the list below:
LEAD 101: Introduction to Leadership: Principles & Practices
LEAD 301: Theory and Practice of Leadership
LEAD 314: Developing Effective Teams: Understanding Yourself and Others
LEAD 315: The Multi-Cultural Organization: Gender and Diversity in the Workplace
LEAD 320: Great Leaders: Ethics, Passion & Service
LEAD 380: Service in Action Practicum
LEAD 385: Leadership, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
LEAD 396: Gender & Leadership [LEAD 101, or 301, or 414, or consent of instructor]
LEAD 414: Leading as a Way of Serving: Pursuing Your Purpose in Life and Work [leadership studies minor, or consent of instructor]
LEAD 475: Introduction to Students Affairs in Higher Education
LEAD 485: Leadership in the Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Katrina Case Study

Students may take up to three courses from the list below:
Electives: Leadership-related courses
ANTH 230: Indigenous Rights: Peace and Justice in the Americas (same as ANTH 330)
ANTH 361: Conflict and Social Change in Latin America  (cross listed with PCST 366)
ART 376: Artist as Leaders: Creating Art, Creating Change
BUS 486: Business Across Cultures
[ECON 200, ECON 201]
COM 110: Interpersonal Communication
COM 210B: Theories of Persuasion for Non-Majors
COM 211: Intercultural Communication
COM 310: Business and Professional Communication [COM 100, 212 with a minimum grade of B-]
COM 410: Organizational Communication [COM 100, 212 with a minimum grade of B-, COM 295 with a minimum grade of C]
HIST 270: Creating Leadership in African History
HIST 273: Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs: Women and Power in the African Past
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust
(cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 330: America and Its Revolution: Bonfires of Change
HIST 353: Slavery and Slave Trade in an Atlantic World
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 365A: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365a)
IES 101: Self and Identity
IES 102: The Social Construction of Difference
IES 103: Philosophy of Helping
IES 300: Valuing Diversity in American Society
IES 301: Organizations, Ethics & Society
MGMT 316: Principles of Management [ACTG 210, ECON 200, 201, and MATH 109, or 110, or MGSC 208]
MGMT 360: Human Resources Management [MGMT 316]
MGMT 365: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 480: Human Behavior in Organizations [MGMT 316]
MGMT 485: Seminar in Business Consulting [MGMT 316]
NWD 321: The Documentary Tradition
NWD 341: Investigative Journalism [NWD 116, and news and documentary, or television writing and production major, or documentary film minor]
NWD 375: International Documentary Pre-Production [application, interview, consent of instructor]
NWD 380: Community Voices: Documentary Workshop [consent of instructor]
NWD 389: Cross-Cultural Documentary [consent of instructor]
PCST 150: Introduction to Peace Studies
PCST 239: People with Disabilities in Politics and Society (cross listed with POSC 239)
PCST 251: Intercultural Conflict and Communication
(cross listed with POSC 251)
PCST 253: Mediation and Conflict Resolution (same as PCST 453)
PCST 352: Race and Change in South Africa and the United States (cross listed with POSC 352)
PCST 353: Peace and Conflict in the Middle East (cross listed with POSC 353)
PCST 354: Nonviolent Social Change (cross listed with POSC 354)
PCST 450: Conflict Resolution: Advanced Theory and Practice
PHIL 316: Business and Professional Ethics
POSC 304: Citizenship in Theory and Practice
POSC 309: Sexual Politics in a Diverse Society
POSC 310: The Presidency
POSC 318: Women and Politics
POSC 332: Democracy and Democratization
POSC 343: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
POSC 372: Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S.
POSC 376: Organization Theory
POSC 486: Political Leadership
REL 217: The Holocaust and Religious Faith
REL 240: Interfaith Leadership, Understanding and Engagement
REL 322a: Philosophical Theology (Same as PHIL 322a)
REL 325: Albert Schweitzer: His Life and Thought (Same as PCST 325 and PHIL 325)
REL 330: Women and Religion
REL 375: Violence and Nonviolence in Society and Religion
SOC 300: Society, Organizations and Leadership
SOC 306: Social Movements
SOC 310: Feminist Art-Theory-Power (cross listed with WMST 310) [SOC 101, or WMST 101]
SOC 325: Social Change [SOC 101]
SOC 326: Mind, Self and Society in Tibetan Buddhism
SOC 335: Society and the Environment [SOC 101, or ENV 102, or consent of instructor]
SOC 345: Social Psychology [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 346: Solving Social Problems in Costa Rica [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 350: Gender in a Global Perspective [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]
SOC 370: Race and Ethnicity [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]

Students may also propose additional/appropriate options to the cluster coordinator for consideration.

(The following courses may count when they contain a substantial Leadership, Organizations and Society component and they must have the cluster coordinator's approval.)
HIST 347: Topics in Transformative Encounters
HIST 365: Topics in the Holocaust
LEAD 429: Experimental Course
LEAD 490: Leadership in Action, Internship
LEAD 495: Selected Topics in Leadership & Organization Studies
LEAD 499: Individual Study
MGMT 495: Special Topics in Entrepreneurship

As of June 1, 2016, the following courses are no longer available for selection:
AT 386: The Coach and Team Captain as Leader
COM 312: Group Communication [COM 110]
KINE 261: Women in Sport
KINE 262: The Social, Political, and Economic Functions of the Olympics
KINE 386: Leadership in a Team Setting (formerly AT 386)
POSC 429: Political Leadership (Experimental Course - only this title is approved for this cluster)

+ - Media, Culture and Society

Focus: This cluster gives students the opportunity to study the symbiotic relationship between media and social, political and cultural institutions.

Cluster Coordinator/email: English Department Chair and Professor of English, Dr. Joanna Levin

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

COM 151: Mass Communication
COM 210: Theories of Persuasion
COM 251: Issues in Mass Communication
COM 351: Propaganda and Public Opinion [COM 100, COM 212, with a minimum grade of B-]
COM 452: Political Communication [COM 100, 212 with a minimum grade of B-]
ENG 206: Critical Literacies and Community Writing
ENG 215: Theory and Practice of Journalism [Corequisite, ENG 215L]
ENG 371: Discourse Analysis
ENG 372: Language and Ideology
ENG 472: Film, Gender, Sexuality
ITAL 341: Italian Cinema: Politics, Art, and Industry (cross listed with FS 443F)
NWD 103: Broadcast News
NWD 321: The Documentary Tradition
POSC 110: Introduction to American Politics
POSC 317: Media and Politics
PRA 230: Principles of Advertising
PRA 231: Principles of Public Relations
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
TWP 240: The Business of Television
TWP 246: History of Television
TWP 265: Prime Time: The Game of Television

As of June 1, 2016, the following course is no longer available for selection:
COM 331: Radio: History/Impact

+ - Multicultural Histories and Identities in the United States

Focus: The U.S. took shape as people from a variety of cultures and ethnicities came to this land, a place already peopled by Native Americans. This cluster allows students to examine the triumphs and tragedies of this influx by tracing the culture and history of this mix of people and considering the various meanings of the term "multicultural" today.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of English and Associate Professor of English, Dr. Joanna Levin

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

ANTH 372: Images of American Indians
ANTH 396: Indians of California
ENG 327: Multicultural Literatures of the U.S. [ENG 256]
HIST 221: Native American History: The Struggle to be Heard
HIST 230: Chicano/a History and Culture to 1865
HIST 231: Chicano/a History and Culture, 1848-present
HIST 326: The African-American Historical Experience
HIST 372: California History
IES 300: Valuing Differences in American Society
PCST 352: Race and Change in South Africa and the United States (cross listed with POSC 352)

+ - Race and Ethnicity

Focus: This cluster considers the historical and contemporary experiences of major racial and ethnic groups in the United States and diverse and multicultural societies around the world through interdisciplinary lenses. Courses include examination of key theoretical perspectives on race and ethnicity.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

ANTH 102: Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 363: African-Caribbean History and Culture [SOC 101, or ANTH 102]
ANTH 397: Cultural Mythology
DANC 353: Dance in World Cultures
ENG 302: Writing about Diverse Cultures
HIST 221: Native American History: the Struggle to be Heard
HIST 230: Chicano/a History and Culture to 1865
HIST 231: Chicano/a History and Culture, 1848-present
HUM 316: From Latin America to Los Angeles: Culture and Ways of Life
PCST 352: Race and Change in South Africa and the United States (cross listed with POSC 352)
POSC 327: Latin American Politics
POSC 337: Mexican Politics
POSC 372: Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S.
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 370: Race and Ethnicity [SOC 101]
SPAN 397: United States Latino Literature and Cultures [SPAN 326 or consent of instructor]

+ - Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Focus: This cluster provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship. More and more individuals are paying serious attention to what has been dubbed “the triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profits.” As many highly successful initiatives demonstrate (KIVA, Tom’s Shoes etc.), it is possible to do well by doing good. “Serving the needs of others,” as a prominent bust of A.P. Giannini on the Chapman campus reminds us, “is the only legitimate purpose of business today.” Applying one’s business acumen and leadership talents in the service of humanity is a way that Chapman students can take seriously their responsibility as global citizens motivated to make a positive difference in the world.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Director, Leadership Studies Program and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Education, Dr. Mark Maier

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in Business or Management.

Courses:  Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division level. (NOTE: The listing of a course here does not guarantee admission or access to the course. Programs reserve the right to restrict admission to selected courses to students in their programs.)

Must include at least TWO foundation courses (6 credits) from among the following:
BUS 486: Business Across Cultures [ECON 200, ECON 201]
HIST 273: Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs: Women and Power in the African Past
IES 103: Philosophy of Helping
IES 207: The Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge: Disney and Darwin
IES 301: Organizations, Ethics and Society
IES 315: Non-Governmental Organizations: Policy and Practice
LEAD 320: Great Leaders: Ethics, Passion and Service
LEAD 414: Leading as a Way of Serving: Pursuing Your Purpose in Life and Work
MGMT 365: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 369: Launching a New Venture: Shadowing a Startup [MGMT 365, or 437, or concurrent enrollment]
MGMT 437: Management of Entrepreneurial Enterprises [MGMT 316, MKTG 304, FIN 317]
MGMT 495: Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
PHIL 315: Voluntary Service
PHIL 316: Business and Professional Ethics
PHIL 325: Albert Schweitzer: His Life and Thought (cross listed with PCST 325 and REL 325)
SOC 300: Society, Organizations, and Leadership

Must include at least ONE applied action course, from among the following:
LEAD 380: Service in Action Practicum
LEAD 385: Leadership, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
LEAD 485: Leadership in the Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Katrina Case Study
LEAD 490: Leadership in Action, Independent Internship
MGMT 369: Launching a New Venture: Shadowing a Startup [MGMT 365, or 437, or concurrent enrollment]
NWD 380: Community Voices: Documentary Workshop
PCST 354: Nonviolent Social Change (cross listed with POSC 354)
SOC 306: Social Movements [SOC 101]
SOC 325: Social Change [SOC 101]
SOC 326: Mind, Self, and Society in Tibetan Buddhism
SOC 335: Society and the Environment [SOC 101, or ENV 102, or consent of instructor]
SOC 346: Solving Problems in Costa Rica: Globalization and Americanization in a Developing Country

ELECTIVE.  May include ONE elective from any of the above and/or the following:
BUS 486: Business Across Cultures [ECON 200, ECON 201]
COM 110: Interpersonal Communication
COM 210B: Theories of Persuasion for Non-Majors
COM 212: Group Communication
HIST 353: Slavery and Slave Trade in an Atlantic World
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
MGMT 316: Management of Organizations [ACTG 210, ECON 200, 201, and MATH 109, or 110, or MGSC 208]
MGMT 360: Human Resources Management [MGMT 316]
MGMT 480: Human Behavior in Organizations [MGMT 316]
MGMT 485: Seminar in Business Consulting [MGMT 316]
NWD 380: Community Voices: Documentary Workshop
PCST 251: Intercultural Conflict and Communication (cross listed with POSC 251)
PCST 253: Mediation and Conflict Resolution (same as PCST 453)
PCST 450: Conflict Resolution: Advanced Theory and Practice
PHIL 316: Business and Professional Ethics
POSC 251: Intercultural Conflict and Communication (cross listed with PCST 251)
POSC 376: Organization Theory [POSC 110 or consent]
REL 325: Albert Schweitzer: His Life and Thought (cross listed with PCST 325 and PHIL 325)
SOC 345: Social Psychology [SOC 101, or consent of instructor]

(The following courses may count when they have a substantial amount of social entreprenuership and leadership components and they must have the cluster coordinator's approval.)
BUS 490: Independent Internship
BUS 494: International Business Travel Course
BUS 496: Special Topics in Business
IELP 401C: Individualized Experiential Learning Project (Citizenship rubric)
LEAD 495: Selected Topics in Leadership and Organization Studies
LEAD 499: Individual Study

As of June 1, 2016, the following course is no longer available for selection.
HIST 314: United States Economic and Entrepreneurial History

+ - Social Service

Focus: This cluster is designed to introduce and provide a broad orientation to students who may be interested in a career in the helping professions. The underlying premise is that one must have an understanding of the worldviews of the clientele to be served as well as those of the various professions involved in delivering social services. It also is designed to provide a working definition of the logistics of the professions involved.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Sociology Department Chair, Director, Babbie Center, and Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology: Dr. Edward Day

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

ENG 327: Multicultural Literatures of the U.S [ENG 256]
FSN 200: Nutrition for Life
FSN 201: International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis
IES 300: Valuing Diversity in American Society
PHIL 315: Voluntary Service
SOC 211: Social Problems [SOC 101]
SOC 293: Introduction to Social Work
SOC 393: Child Abuse [SOC 101]

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