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Urban Civic Education (Minor)

About the Program

The Urban Civic Education Minor is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of Social and Psychological Foundations of Education. The minor emphasizes civic agency and is designed to inform the student about public work, public achievement, and community organizing. Students are required to take a total of nineteen (19) credit hours. All minors are required to take SPF 203: Schools and Society, and SPF 366: Cultural Proficiency and Public Achievement. The minor encourages active participation through service learning and Public Achievement models and reflection in the processes of social, political, and personal change.

About the Social and Psychological Foundations Department

306 Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4304

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 19 cr

Required Courses (7 credits)
SPF 203 Schools and Society (3 credits)
SPF/SOC 366 Cultural Proficiency and Public Achievement (4 credits; 2ND SL experience)

Elective Courses (12 cr) Take four courses from the following:
AAS 425 Race, Ethnicity, and The Administration of Social Justice
CRS 303 Creative Leadership
EXE 245 Community Service with Individuals with Special Needs
HIS 341 African Americans and Civil Rights
PHI 334 Philosophy of Social Sciences
PSC 311 Interest Groups
PSC 316 Urban Ethnic Politics
PSC 318 Democracy and Peace: Principles and Practices in the Urban Experiences
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOC 322 Sociology of Childhood and Youth
SWK 301 Poverty and Public Policy

Entry to Minor: 2.00 GPA
Transfer Credit: A maximum of 6 upper division credits are accepted toward fulfillment of the minor.
Additional Notes: Students may not take more than two lower level courses.

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