Minor in Education in a Pluralistic Society
This minor emphasizes the relationship between school and society. Students will study educational problems and issues and learn how they can participate, as individuals and as members of organizations, in the improvement of educational programs in their communities.
The minor will be of interest to students from a variety of backgrounds and interests: students majoring in social science areas such as anthropology, sociology, psychology and political science; future parents who will be sending their children to our nation's schools and participating in school improvement programs; international students who want to study the American educational system; and students entering professions such as law, medicine, social work, public administration and business where their work both impacts and is affected by the quality of students' educational experiences.
Required courses are two from Component A, three from Component B and the capstone course EDPT 490x. Twenty units of course work are required.
Component A: Societal Issues Affecting Education (two courses)
|EDCO 324||Asian American Psychology||4|
|GEOG 350||Race and Environmentalism||4|
|HIST 455||Advanced Topics in African-American History||4|
|POSC 333||Stigma and Society: Physical Disability in America||4|
|POSC 427||Black Politics in the American Political System||4|
|POSC 442||The Politics of Human Differences: Diversity and Discrimination||4|
|PSYC 300||Human Diversity: The Psychology of Individual Differences||4|
|SOCI 305||Sociology of Childhood||4|
|SOCI 342||Race Relations||4|
|SOCI 355||Immigrants in the United States||4|
|SOCI 356||Mexican Immigrants in a Diverse Society||4|
|SOCI 360||Social Inequality: Class, Status, and Power||4|
|SWMS 364||Racial and Ethnic Women in America ||4|
|SWMS 384||Overcoming Prejudice||4|
Component B: Creating Successful Learning Environments (three courses)
|EDPA 302||Global Education||4|
|EDPA 308||Politics and American Education||4|
|EDPT 310||Parental Influences on Children's Educational Development||4|
|EDUC 204L||Sociological Foundations of Education, or|
|EDUC 205L||Child Development and Learning||3|
|EDUC 409||Foundations of Language Education||3|
Capstone Course (enroll after at least one course in each component)
|EDPT 490x||Directed Research ||2|
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. This is the location of the places of residence and work, of education and religion, of everyday life. The minor is supported by the four "urban schools" of USC: Architecture, Education, Social Work, and Policy, Planning, and Development. See Interdisciplinary Programs
for course requirements.
Honors in Multimedia Scholarship
This program offers qualified undergraduate students an opportunity to approach their discipline(s) of study through the critical application of multimedia expression and scholarship. The student experience will be characterized by smaller classes taught by leading faculty members and enriched by a program of lecture series, visiting scholars, symposia and conferences. For complete program requirements, see Interdisciplinary Programs