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Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement

B.A. Degree

The Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement Program (DJCE) will educate students to examine the world around them critically, though the use of normative and empirical research, as well as hands on experience.  Students will then apply the knowledge and skills they develop to become engaged and informed citizens.  DJCE students will be expected to master these core components of the program: evaluate the advantages, disadvantages and trade-offs of democratic and non-democratic citizenship; to examine these questions in the light of both Western and non-Western thought by studying a wide array of differing points of view; and demonstrate reflective reasoning and ethical action in regards to the need for social justice.  Additionally, students will also be expected to master skills related to performing well within the discipline: to be able to comprehend, assess, and problematize their own beliefs, those of their instructors, as well as wider societal conceptions; critique social research, both their own research and others’; and be able to construct and defend arguments logically.  After completing the program, DJCE students should be prepared for careers and life-long growth in political, legal, or social activist careers, working locally, regionally or globally.


The Experiential Component (requirement of the major) can be met by successfully completing one of the following:

  • PSC 399 Citizenship and Service Learning
  • SSC 299 Digital Storytelling


Required Liberal Arts Core Courses (10 hours)

  • SOC 101 General Sociology    3
  • PHI 101 Logic    3
  • ESC 110 Environmental Issues    4


Degree Specific Requirements (9 hours)

  • PSC 101 American National Government and Politics    3
  • PSC 203 International Relations    3
  • ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics    3


Required DJCE Courses (15 hours)

  • DJC 201 Understanding Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement    3
  • DJC 202 Practicing Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement    3
  • DJC 350 Synthesizing Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement    3
  • DJC 496 Individual or Collaborative Study    3
  • DJC 498 Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement Senior Seminar    3

   
Required non-DJCE Courses (30 hours)

  • SOC 202 Social Problems    3
  • PHI 211 Ethics    3
  • ENG 338 Rhetoric    3
  • SOC 340 Collective Behavior and Social Movements    3
  • SSC 251 Introduction to Social Science Research     3
  • PSC 306 Politics and Human Rights    3
  • PSY 201 General Psychology    3
  • PSC 304 Modern Ideologies    3
  • PSC 399 Citizenship and Service Learning or SSC 299 Digital Storytelling    3
  • PSC 300 Research Methods or SOC 470 Social Sciences Research    3


Legal, Policy, and Advocacy Electives (select 6 hours from the following):

  • CJU 320 Deviance and Social Control    3
  • PSC 324 US Constitutional Law     3
  • SWK 320 Social Welfare Policy    3
  • ECO 315 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics    3
  • PSC 435 Political Economy of Development    3
  • PHI 316 Philosophy of Law    3
  • PSC 440 International Law and Organizations    3
  • ACC 290 Accounting Practicum    1
  • ACC 390 Accounting Practicum    1
  • ACC 490 Accounting Practicum    1
  • ECO 430 Development Economics    3


Groups, Cultures, and Nationalities Electives (select 6 hours from the following):

  • PSC 205 Comparative Government    3
  • PSY 230  Social Psychology    3
  • SOC 203 Sociology of US Cultural Diversity    3
  • HIS 380 Latin American History    3
  • HIS 382 United States-Latin American Relations    3
  • REL 151 World Religions        3
  • SOC 310 Social Class and Inequality    3
  • REL 245 Religion and Public Life    3


Total Hours Required in Major    57