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Minor curriculum
Sociocultural Studies in Education

Master's minor (9 credits minimum)

Master’s students complete at least 9 graduate credits from the list of approved courses. These must include a minimum of 3 OLPD course credits and 3 credits from courses outside of OLPD (these courses may be within CEHD). Additional courses may be approved by SCSE faculty in consultation with the SCSE Director of Graduate Studies.

Doctoral minor (12 credits minimum)

Doctoral students complete at least 12 graduate credits from the list of approved courses. These must include a minimum of 6 OLPD course credits and 3 credits from courses outside of OLPD (these courses may be within CEHD). Additional courses may be approved by SCSE faculty in consultation with the SCSE Director of Graduate Studies.

List of approved courses

Courses at either the 5xxx or 8xxx level are selected in consultation with an SCSE faculty member and approved by the SCSE Director of Graduate Studies.

CEHD courses

Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

  • OLPD 5041/SOC 5455—Sociology of Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5044—Introduction to the Economics of Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5103—Comparative Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5107—Gender, Education, and International Development (3 cr)
  • OLPD/ANTH 5128—Anthropology of Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5132—Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5323—Women in Leadership (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5346—Politics of Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5721—Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8022/ANTH 8810-002—Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8103—Comparative Education (3 cr)

Curriculum and Instruction

  • CI 5136—History of the American Curriculum (3 cr)
  • CI 5137—Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum (3 cr)
  • CI 5156—Popular Culture, Teaching, and Learning (3 cr)
  • CI 5641—Language, Culture, and Education (3 cr)
  • CI 8111—Representations of Knowledge in Curriculum and Culture (1-3 cr)
  • CI 8461—Sociocultural Theory, Education, and Literacy (3 cr)

Educational Psychology

  • EPSY 5157—Social Psychology of Education (3 cr)

Kinesiology

  • KIN 5371—Sport and Society (3 cr)

Social Work

  • SW 5101—Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare (3-4 cr)
  • SW 5802—Social Welfare History (1 cr)

UMN courses

African American / African Studies

  • AFRO 5103—World History and Africa (3 cr)
  • AFRO 5120—Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3 cr)
  • AFRO 5551—Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History (3 cr)
  • AFRO 8554—Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora (3 cr)

American Indian Studies

  • AMIN 5890—Problems in American Indian History (3 cr)

American Studies

  • AMST 8288—Working in the Global Economy: Readings (3 cr)

Anthropology

  • ANTH 5033—Feminist Anthropology (3 cr)
  • ANTH 8001—Ethnography, Theory, History (3 cr)
  • ANTH 8002—Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3 cr)
  • ANTH 8207—Political and Social Anthropology (3 cr)
  • ANTH 8215—Anthropology of Gender (3 cr)

Communication Studies

  • COMM 5404—Language and Culture (3 cr)
  • COMM 5451W—Intercultural Communication Processes (3 cr)

Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society

  • CSDS 8001—Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I (3 cr)
  • CSDS 8002—Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II (3 cr)
  • CSDS 8910—Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3 cr)
  • CSDS 8920—Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3 cr)

Comparative Literature

  • CL 8362—Modernity and Its Others (4 cr)

Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature

  • CSCL 5555—Introduction to Semiotics (3 cr)
  • CSCL 5833—Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations (3 cr)

Development Studies and Social Change

  • DSSC 8111—Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change (2 cr)
  • DSSC 8310—Topics in Development Studies and Social Change (1 cr)

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

  • GWSS 5102—Feminist Approaches to History (3 cr)
  • GWSS 5103—Feminist Pedagogies (3 cr)
  • GWSS 5190—Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power (3 cr)
  • GWSS 8101—Intellectual History of Feminism (3 cr)
  • GWSS 8103—Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3 cr)
  • GWSS 8107—Feminist Pedagogies (3 cr)
  • GWSS 8108—Genealogies of Feminist Theory (3 cr)
  • GWSS 8109—Feminist Knowledge Production (3 cr)
  • GWSS 8201—Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences (3 cr)

Global Studies

  • GLOS 5403—Human Rights Advocacy (3 cr)
  • GLOS 5602—Other Worlds: Globality and Culture (3 cr)

History

  • HIST 5632—World History Proseminar (3 cr)
  • HIST 5871—Readings in U.S. Intellectual History: 19th-20th Centuries (3 cr)
  • HIST 5932—The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3 cr)
  • HIST 8239—Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States (3 cr)
  • HIST 8630—Seminar in World History (3 cr)
  • HIST 8961—Research Seminar: Intellectual History (3 cr)

Philosophy

  • PHIL 5323—Education and Social Change (4 cr)
  • PHIL 5601—History of the Philosophy of Science (3 cr)
  • PHIL 5622—Philosophy and Feminist Theory (3 cr)
  • PHIL 8130—Seminar: Epistemology (3 cr)
  • PHIL 8131—Epistemology Survey (3 cr)
  • PHIL 8133—Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3 cr)

Political Science

n.b. Most POL 8xxx level courses may be taken at the 5xxx level.

  • POL 5253—Modernity and its Discontents: Late Modern Political Thought (4 cr)
  • POL 5275—Contemporary Political Thought (3 cr)
  • POL 5766—American Political Culture and Values (3-4 cr)
  • POL 5883—Global Governance (3 cr)
  • POL 8101—Introduction to Political Science (3 cr)
  • POL 8215—Dynamic Analysis (3 cr)
  • POL 8225—American Political Thought (3 cr)
  • POL 8235—Democratic Theory (3 cr)
  • POL 8253—Late Modern Political Thought (3 cr)
  • POL 8275—Contemporary Political Thought (3 cr)
  • POL 8305—Interest Groups and Social Movements (3 cr)

Public Affairs

  • PA 5001—Intellectual Foundations of Public Action (1.5 cr)
  • PA 5414—Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3 cr)

Sociology

  • SOC 8211—Race Relations Theory (3 cr)
  • SOC 8731—Sociology of Knowledge (3 cr)
  • SOC 8735—Sociology of Culture (3 cr)

Contact

Peter Demerath, Program Director of Graduate Studies
Sociocultural Studies in Education Minor
612-626-0768 | pwd@umn.edu