Requirements for Human Services Concentration

A total of eight units is required for the concentration.

  • Introduction to Human Services (HUSV 101), one unit.
  • Four units, drawn from an approved list of courses each focusing on a different area of competence, to be chosen in consultation with the director of the concentration. No more than two of the courses can be from the student’s major.

    The approved courses include:

    • Client Populations

      • Sociology of Childhood (Anthropology and Sociology 222)
      • Comparative Families (Anthropology and Sociology 350)
      • Intimate Violence (Anthropology and Sociology 360)
      • Interpersonal and Family Communication (Communication Studies 360)
      • Child and Adolescent Developmental (Psychology 251)
      • Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 265)
      • Introduction to Counseling (Psychology 380)
    • Health

      • Healing, Health, and Society (Anthropology and Sociology 353)
      • Health Economics (Economics and Management 375)
      • Biomedical Ethics (Philosophy 308)
      • Human Systems Anatomy (Kinesiology 211)
      • Health Psychology (Psychology 330)
      • Death and Dying in World Religions (Religious Studies 261)
    • Organizational Structures and Public Policy

      • Small Group and Organizational Communication (Communication Studies 203)
      • Managing People and Organizations (Economics and Management 259)
      • Human Resource Management (Economics and Management 355)
      • Management (Economics and Management 359)
      • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (Economics and Management 376)
      • Ethics and Public Policy (Philosophy 304)
      • Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Psychology 346)
    • Diversity in Human Services

      • Sociology of Sex and Gender (Anthropology and Sociology 333)
      • Race and Ethnicity (Anthropology and Sociology 345)
      • Social Stratification (Anthropology and Sociology 370)
      • Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Ethnic Studies 103)
      • Ethics (Philosophy 201)
      • Social Philosophy (Philosophy 202)
      • Contemporary Moral Problems (Philosophy 206)
      • Christian Ethics (Religious Studies 242)
      • Liberation Theology (Religious Studies 270)
      • Introduction to Women’s Studies (Women’s and Gender Studies 106)
  • Students must take a minimum of two units of supplemental courses that add depth to the internship experience. Typically, these two courses will come from the lists above. Students should select courses that complement and amplify a student’s special interests, especially in relation to their internship. Other courses not on the list above may be approved by the director of the human services concentration if the student provides ample justification.
  • All students must complete a one-unit practicum internship approved by the human services director. This requirement may be satisfied by either the psychology practicum or an appropriate internship that is arranged through the student’s major department. The following represent possible internship sponsors: private social agencies, family-related agencies, public health offices, community health centers, institutions serving children and teenagers, churches and church-related institutions, crisis intervention agencies, state and local governments, and community organizations.

For more information, contact the director of the concentration.

Requirements for Neuroscience Concentration

The following are required for the neuroscience concentration:

  • Core: Neuroscience 241, 242, Chemistry 121.
  • Four units, drawn from an approved list of courses, selected from at least two different departments. The approved courses include:

    • Biology

      • 300 Genetics
      • 301 Cell Biology
      • 314 Comparative Anatomy
      • 324 Developmental Biology
      • 341 General Physiology
      • 362 Molecular Biology
      • 366 Endocrinology
      • 368 Behavioral Ecology
    • Philosophy

      • 306 Neuroscience and Ethics
      • 315 Knowledge, Truth and Reason
      • 318 Philosophy of Mind
    • Psychological Science

      • 243/343 Psychology of Perception
      • 245/345 Psychology of Learning
      • 348 Research in Behavioral Neuroscience
      • 378/278 Research in Cognitive Psychology
  • A major research project or internship.

For more information, contact one of the faculty members who direct the concentration.

Requirements for Law, Justice and Society Concentration

A total of six units is required for the concentration.

  • LWJS 101, Introduction to Law, Justice, and Society (one unit). All students must take this gateway course for the concentration, unless exempted by the director of the concentration.
  • Four units, drawn from an approved list of courses, to be chosen in consultation with the director of the concentration. No more than two of the courses can be from the student’s major.

    The approved courses include:

    • Anthropology

      • 212 History of Sociological Thought
      • 345 Race and Ethnicity
    • Communication Studies

      • 301 Studies in Free Speech
    • Economics and Management

      • 353 Labor Law, Unions and Management
    • English

      • 360 The Problem of Race in American Literature
      • 363 Literary Theory
    • History

      • 240 History of Women in the U.S., 1877-Present
      • 300 Slave Societies of the Americas
    • Philosophy

      • 107 Logic and Critical Reasoning
      • 201 Ethics
      • 202 Social Philosophy
      • 206 Contemporary Moral Philosophy
      • 335 Philosophical Issues in the Law
    • Political Science

      • 312 American Political Development
      • 323 Introduction to American Constitutional Law
      • 324 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • Religion

      • 242 Christian Ethics
    • Women’s and Gender Studies

      • 360 Feminist Theory
  • A program-related internship (one unit), to be approved by the director of the concentration.

For more information, contact the director of the concentration.

Ethnic Studies Major Electives

The following courses may be used to fulfill the elective component in the ethnic studies major.

Anthropology and Sociology
345 Race and Ethnicity
Art History
312 Race and Its Representation in American Art
Economics and Management
322 Issues in Modern Political Economy
354 Labor Economics
English
211 Latina/o Literature
329 Poetry by Women of Color
360 The Problem of Race in American Literature
Ethnic Studies
260 Caribbean Identity and Migration
French
330 French Louisiana
History
142 Modern Latin America
243 African American History, 1865 to the Present
270 Going North: Latin American Immigration and U.S. History
289 African Identities
300 Slave Societies of the Americas
390 History of Women in the United States, 1877-Present
385 British India
398 The 1960s
Modern Languages and Cultures
107 "Our Americas": Crossing Borders, Histories, and Cultures
Spanish
362 Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S.
Communication Studies
313 Intercultural Communication
Theatre
372 Postmodernism and Theatre