Social Change Minor

Social Change: an interdisciplinary minor at the University of Louisville

Young boy walking in front of a peace sign

How do people, across times and places, work to change their social environment?

How do they respond when their social environments change around them?

Where do you fit in?

With a minor in social change you can explore these questions in close collaboration with peers and faculty members. Students design their own curriculum within the structure laid out here: curriculum.

Core and elective courses help students to pursue their particular interests—for example, the environment, civil rights, politics, deindustrialization, labor, or war & peace—from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

In the capstone courses, students join with their peers and reach out into the community both to reflect upon and to apply the knowledge they gain in their academic and other social change-related work.

The Social Change minor complements any major program. It provides valuable experience and background for careers in social movements or for a lifetime of engaged citizenship.


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