Minor in Civic and Community Engagement

Overview

The minor in Civic and Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to engage as citizens and active community members in the 21st century. The minor is distinguished both by what students learn, and by how they learn it.

Teaching and learning. The minor introduces students from majors across the campus to the traditions and public movements of service and their historical and contemporary philosophical underpinnings. The minor provides a theoretical and empirical framework to increase students’ understanding of public problems (environmental, social, and other) from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students learn about strategies to address public problems, including through public policy; through the involvement of community-based and nonprofit organizations; and through the cultivation of leadership. The minor helps students build on their major programs of study to make connections between public problems and issues of equity and social justice.

Research. The minor increases students’ knowledge of the epistemological and methodological underpinnings of community-based research as a strategy for understanding and addressing public problems.

Service. The minor helps students to ground their understanding of public problems by participating in service-learning opportunities and by reflecting critically on those experiences.

The minor is open to all UCI students. Course descriptions are available in the academic department sections of the Catalogue.

More information about the minor in Civic and Community Engagement is available from the Division of Undergraduate Education, at cceminor@uci.edu, or view the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement website.

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of eight courses (28 units total). A maximum of two courses for the minor may overlap with courses required for a student’s major or for another minor.

A. Complete:
UNI STU 10 Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement
B. Complete:
UNI STU 100 Doing Research in the Community
C. Select four upper-division elective courses related to public problems and civic and community engagement from the following:
Environmental Stewardship:
Conservation Biology
Conservation in the American West
Environmental Ethics
Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability I
and Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability II
Environmental Sustainability I
Environmental Sustainability II
Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability I
and Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability II
Economics of the Environment
Environmental Sustainability I
Environmental Sustainability II
Water Resource Policy
Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability I
and Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability II
Writing/Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability III
Educational Equity:
Asian Americans and Education
Economics of Education
Multimedia and the Arts in the Multicultural Classroom
Multicultural Education in K-12 Schools
Exceptional Learners
Reading and Writing Enrichment for After-School Programs
Changing the High School Experience
Foundations of Out-of-School Learning
Health and Communities:
Race, Gender, and Science
HIV/AIDS in a Global Context
Asian American Community Public Health
Race, Gender, and Science
Introduction to Medical Informatics
Nuclear Environments
Community-Based Health Care
Medical Ethics
Foundations of Community Health
Health Policy
Health Policy
Drug Abuse and Its Prevention
Air Pollution, Climate, and Health
Nuclear Environments
Health and Global Environmental Change
Nuclear Environments
Sexuality, Health and Medicine
Public History and Public Art:
Modern African American Art
Contemporary African American Art
Topics in African American History
History of Contemporary Art
Topics in Contemporary Art
Asian American Art, Contemporary
Modern African American Art
Contemporary African American Art
Topics in African American Art
Asian American Labor
Chicana/Chicano History: Pre-Colonial to 1900
Chicana/Chicano History: Twentieth Century
U.S. Latino Literature and Cultures
Latinas in the Twentieth Century U.S.
Nations, Regions, and Beyond
Topics in Comparative Multiculturalism
Colonialisms and Postcolonialisms
Critical Cultural Studies
World Dance
Lectures in Dramatic Literature
Asian American Theatre
Multicultural Topics in Literatures in English
Modern Jewish History
California Dreaming: Conquest, Conflict, and Globalization in the Golden State
Topics in Multicultural U.S. History
Topics in African American History
Chicana/Chicano History: Pre-Colonial to 1900
Chicana/Chicano History: Twentieth Century
Latinas in the Twentieth Century U.S.
Topics in Asian-American History
Studies in Ethnomusicology
Topics in Gender and Religion
Topics in Asian Religious Traditions
Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Religious Traditions
U.S. Latino Literature and Cultures
Global Citizenship:
Transnational Migration
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Transnational Migration
U.S. Immigration Policy
Senior Seminar:Topics in Global Cultures
Social Ecology of Peace
U.S. Immigration Policy
Human Rights
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
International Law
Social Ecology of Peace
Social Justice:
Race and Visual Representation
Asian American and African American Relations
Topics in Gender/Sexuality
Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender
Race and Urban Space
Ethnic and Racial Communities
Asian American and African American Relations
Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States
Gender, Sexuality, Race, Class
Law and Inequality
Multicultural Topics in the Media
Sex in the U.S. to 1860
Topics in Women and Gender Relations in the United States
Asian American and African American Relations
Applied Ethics
Urban Inequality
Poverty in Developing Countries
Gerontology
Ethnic and Racial Communities
Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States
GEN&SEX 110A Gender, State, and Nation
GEN&SEX 110B Money, Sex, and Power
GEN&SEX 157B Topics in Queer Lives and Knowledge
Leadership and Public Policy:
Comparative Minority Politics
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Comparative Minority Politics
Comparative Minority Politics
Race, Ethnicity, and Social Control
Non-Government Organization (NGO) Fundamentals
Urban Public Policy
Public Policy Analysis
Public Policy Analysis
The Politics of Protest
Comparative Minority Politics
Urban Politics and Policy
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Sage Leader Research I
Sage Leader Research II
Additional elective courses may be substituted by petition.
D. Select eight units of an approved internship related to civic and community engagement. Internships will typically be completed over one or more quarters. Internships must be approved for credit toward the minor.
The internship can be completed through the following courses:
Field Study
Independent Study
California Teach 1: Introduction to Science and Mathematics Teaching
California Teach 2: Middle School Science and Mathematics Teaching
Chemistry Outreach Program
Educational Strategies for Tutoring and Teacher Aiding
Jumpstart I: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development
and Jumpstart I: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development
and Jumpstart I: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development
After-school Programs Fieldwork
Educational Strategies for Tutoring and Teacher Aiding
Humanities Out There (H.O.T.) Practicum
Project in Software System Design
Project in Human-Computer Interaction Requirements and Evaluation
Project in the Social and Organizational Impacts of Computing
Senior Design Project
and Senior Design Project
Studies in the Learning and Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
California Teach 1: Introduction to Science and Mathematics Teaching
California Teach 2: Middle School Science and Mathematics Teaching
Field Experience in Physics Education
Jumpstart I: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development
and Jumpstart I: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development
and Jumpstart I: Early Language, Literacy, and Social Development
Attention and Learning Deficits in Children I
and Attention and Learning Deficits in Children II
and Attention and Learning Deficits in Children III
Field Study
Field Studies in Public and Community Service
and Field Studies in Public and Community Service
Public Service Internship
Community Internship
SOC SCI 195A-195B-195C
Global Connect
Professional Internship
Washington DC Internship
Internship in Civic and Community Engagement

Residence Requirement for the Minor: Students must complete at least four of the required courses for the minor in residence at UCI.

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