Social Transformation

Description
The concentration in social transformation introduces students to the ways in which social change is catalyzed by social movements, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, protest, law, activism and organizing. Students enrolled in the concentration learn how diverse communities locally and globally have achieved social change, understand theories of social transformation, and consider how to apply what they have learned about social transformation and transformational knowledge to the social problems facing communities today. The course work provides comparative, transdisciplinary and socially engaged frameworks within which to understand local and global mobilization, including, but not limited to, civil rights movements, labor movements, democracy movements, movements for global justice and movements for gender equality. Students learn how communities that have traditionally been institutionally marginalized have successfully mobilized to achieve institutional, political, cultural and economic change.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 12 hours must be taken in courses offered at ASU.
  • To enhance the understanding of the subject matter, the selected courses are sequential in nature and require certain prerequisites. Consequently, students should carefully note the semester in which any of these courses are offered.
  • Additional elective courses can be applied to the concentration with approval from a Social Transformation advisor.

Core 6 Hours Required

SST 220 / APA 220 / JUS 220 Introduction to Social Transformation (offered Spring only)

SST 484 Internship (1-12)
OR
SST 499 Individualized Instruction (1-3)

Electives 12 Hours Required
Choose elective courses from the following:
Select in consultation with an advisor.

AFR 325 Music as Political Discourse Reggae, Calypso, and Hip Hop, G & H (3) (Prerequisites: AFS 200; minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFS 325 or JUS 326)

 AFR 365 / WST 364: Unruly Voices: Black Women and Cultural Narratives (HU & C) (3) 

AFR 420: Race Ethnicity and Politics in the African Diaspora (SB & G) (3) 

AFR 470: Women's International Human Rights (3) 

APA 350: Inequality and Diversity in Education (L & C) (3)

COM 312 Communication, Conflict and Negotiation (3) (Prerequisites: Must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater)

COM 341 Social Context for Performance (3) (Prerequisites: Must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater)

ENG 333 Ethnic American Literature, L or HU, C (3)

 ENG 371 Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement (3)

ENG 367 Environmental Issues in Literature and Film, L or HU (3)

ENG 371 Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement (3)

HST 306 The Civil Rights Movement, HU or SB, H (3)

HST 354 Revolutionary Europe, SB, H (3)

 JUS 320 Community and Social Justice, SB, C (3)

JUS 321 Wealth Distribution and Poverty, SB, C (3)

JUS 350 Immigration and Justice, SB, C (3)

JUS 375 Justice and Mass Media, SB (3)

JUS 430 Social Protest, Conflict and Change, L or SB, C (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 36 semester hours; minimum 2.00 GPA)

JUS 444 Environment and Justice, L, C (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 36 semester hours; minimum 2.00 GPA)

JUS 460 Feminism and Justice, C (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 36 semester hours; minimum 2.00 GPA)

JUS 497 Honors Colloquium (3) (Prerequisites: Barrett honors student)

NLM 410 Social Entrepreneurship (3) (Prerequisites: NLM 210: NLM 220; Credit allowed only for NLM 562 or NLM 410)

PAF 305 Urban  Governance (3) 

REL 379 Religion, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, HU, G (3) (Credit is allowed for only REL 379 or SGS 343)

SOC 352 Social Change, SB, G, H (3)

TCL 340 Chicana/o and Latina/o Politics, L, C (3)

TCL 341 Policy Issues in Chicana/o and Latina/o Urban Settings, C (3)

THP 482 Theatre for Social Change, C (3)

 

WST 375 Women and Social Change, SB, C (3)

WST 377 History of Feminist Thought, H, C (3)

WST 378 Global Feminist Thought, L, C, G (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or 300 with C or better)

WST 380 Race, Gender and Class, SB, C (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or 300 with C or better; Minimum 6 upper-division hours; Credit is allowed for only WST 350 or 380)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LASSTEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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