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Undergraduate Minor Program

Minor in Children and Families in Urban America

Twenty-two units of course work are required for the completion of the minor; a total of 16 of these units must be upper division course work.

Required coursesUnits
SOWK 304Children and Families in Urban America Gateway Course4
SOWK 305LChildren and Families in Urban America Integrative Seminar2
SOWK 400Children and Families in Urban America Capstone Course4

Students choose three elective (4-unit) courses, one from each of the following three content areas. Of the three electives, only two may be taken from the same school or department.

Families and Children
OT 330Perspectives on the Daily Life of Families4
PSYC 336LDevelopmental Psychology4
PSYC 338Adolescent Development4
SOCI 303Sociology of Human Development4
SOCI 305 Sociology of Childhood4
SOCI 369The Family in a Changing Society4

Communities and Culture
ANTH 370Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective4
COMM 324Intercultural Communication4
EDCO 102xHuman Diversity: People, Power and Politics4
PPD 100Los Angeles, The Enduring Pueblo4
PPD 439Housing and Community Development4
PPD 478Planning, Policy-Making and Social Change4
SOWK 200xInstitutional Inequality in American Political and Social Policy4

Professions and Partnerships
COMM 320Small Group and Team Communication4
COMM 388Ethics in Human Communication4
EDPA 308Politics and American Education4
PPD 340The American System of Justice4
PPD 402Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations 4
PSYC 295Urban Psychology2

Minor in Urban Neighborhood Studies

The focus of this minor is on the quality of urban life at the scale of the neighborhood or district. The minor is supported by the four “urban schools” of USC: Architecture, Education, Social Work, and Policy, Planning, and Development. See Interdisciplinary Programs for requirements.