Interdisciplinary Minors - Community Studies

David B. Merrell, Advisor
ACU Box 29141
Abilene, Texas 79699-9141
Hardin Administration Building, Room 212

Phone: 325-674-2035
Fax: 325-674-6844
Email: merrelld@acu.edu

 

This minor equips students for effective community leadership and service by providing an interdisciplinary learning and serving experience with (1) core knowledge and skills that relate to all communities and (2) focused knowledge and skills in one area of community study. No more than 6 hours can count in both University and Degree Core and this minor. No more than 6 hours can count in both the student’s major and this minor.

 

COMMUNITY STUDIES MINOR

MINOR: COMMUNITY STUDIES (CMTY)

Purpose

     This minor equips students for effective community leadership and service by providing an 
     interdisciplinary learning and serving experience with (1) core knowledge and skills that relate
     to all communities and (2) focused knowledge and skills in one area of community study.

Conditions

     No more than 6 hours can count in the University Core/Degree Core and this minor.
     No more than 6 hours can count in the major and this minor.

COMMUNITY STUDIES CORE
Ethics
     BIBD 486 or SOCI 460 ....................................................................................3
Community Formation
     Choose from: ANTH 101; COMS 345; SOCI 111, 442; SOCW 328 .......................3
Areas of Responsibility and Leadership (6 hours-One course from two areas below)

Physical Responsibility

     Choose from: AENV 130, BIOL 362, CHEM 101 ..................................................

Political Responsibility

     Choose from: POLS 221, 225, 226, 395 ............................................................

Leadership Principles

     Choose from: BIBM 401, COMS 421, MGMT 335, SOCI 444 ................................

 

0-3

 

0-3

 

0-3

TOTAL ...............................................................................................................12
COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT
Up to 128 clock hours of community service (16 per semester at ACU); minimum: 64.
SUMMATIVE PAPER AND WORKSHOP
During the final semester, the student will present a summative paper in an evaluative workshop (one session, 3-4 clock hours)
FOCUS AREA
Choose one focus area (maximum 6 hours in one prefix; may not duplicate courses in minor core) of at least 9 hours from the areas listed below.
Change, Problems and Solutions

     SOCI 420 .......................................................................................................

     Choose from: COMS 375, 430; PSYC 370; SOCI 222, 380, 415;
          SOCW 230, 441 .........................................................................................

3

 

6

Church as Community
     Choose from: BIBM 401, 405, 410, 434; BMIS 331POLS 493 ............................9
Cultural Perspectives
     Choose from: COMS 345; ENGL 470, 471; JMC 100; SOCI 442; SOCW 328 .........9
Family as Community

     SOCI 362 .......................................................................................................

     Choose from: BIBM 312, 390, 405, 410; COMS 376; FAM 453, 455 ......................

3

6

Government and Community
     Choose from: JMC 488; MGMT 335; POLS 395, 494; PSYC 370; SOCI 380;
          SOCW 230, 441 .........................................................................................

 

9

International Community
     Choose from: ANTH 211; BUSA 419; COMS 345, 383; FLFR 352; FLSP 353;
          GEOG 354; POLS 483 .................................................................................

 

9

TOTAL ...............................................................................................................9
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

     Community Studies Minor Core ........................................................................

     Focus Area .....................................................................................................

     Advanced Minor Hours .....................................................................................

     Community Service (clock hours) .....................................................................

     Summative Paper and Workshop ......................................................................

12

9

≥9

64-128

1 session

TOTAL ...............................................................................................................21


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