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Majors and More

Minor in Community-Based Learning

The Community-based Learning Minor is designed for students exploring learning theory or educational settings in a way that complements a degree program. This minor does not lead to teacher certification/ licensure.  The Community-based Learning Minor consists of at least 15 credits that must include EDCO 101 and EDCO 200, 6 credits of approved coursework above 299, and electives selected from the list of approved coursework. At least two designators* beyond EDCO must be included in the electives.  Electives included will support individuals exploring learning in non-traditional informal and formal settings and allow exploration of issues around schooling, families, and human development.

Required course work

  • EDCO 101 (1) Observation and Analysis of Culturally Responsive Teaching 
  • EDCO 200 (3) Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

Approved Electives

  • No more than 3 credits from ARTA 595 (1), 596 (2), and 597 (3) Special Topics in Arts Administration
  • ARTE 348 (3) Introduction to Art Education
  • ARTE 528 (3) Art Ed Foundation
  • ARTE 580 (3) Current Issues in Art Education
  • ARTT 298 (3) Art Appreciation
  • CBLN 351 (1) Special Topics in Community-Based Learning
  • No more than 3 credits from DANA 443 (1) and 444 (1) Dance Performance: Practicum
  • DCED 212 (3) Creative Movement
  • DCED 342 (3) Dance Pedagogy
  • DCED 345 (3) Exploring K-12 Dance Ed
  • DANT 298 (3) Dance Appreciation
  • ECED 300 (3) Foundations of Early Childhood
  • EDCI 310 (3) Home-School-Community Partners with Diverse Families
  • EDCO 220 (2) Assessment & Diverse Needs
  • EDUC/HIST 312 (3) History of American Education
  • EDUC 395 (1) Culturally Diverse Teaching Experience in the Dominican Republic
  • HDFS 500 (3) Family Life Education
  • HLTH 300 (3) Personal and Community Health
  • HLTH 406 (3) Exercise and Health Promotion
  • HLTH 500 (3) Contemporary Health Problems 
  • HLTH 501 (3) Substance Abuse
  • HLTH/WMST 507 (3) Women's Health Issues
  • MLED 300 (3) Intro/Middle School
  • MUST 298 (3) Music Appreciation
  • MUST 301 (2) Music Business and Entrepreneurship
  • NUTR 221 (3) Human Nutrition
  • PETE 101 (3) Intro to Teaching P-12 Physical Ed
  • PLSC 260 (3) The United Nations
  • PLSC 512 (3) Education Politics & Policy
  • PSYC 206 (3) Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 320 (3) Racial,Cult & Ethnic Influence on Identity
  • PSYC 409 (3) Principles of Learning
  • PSYC 411 (3) Advanced Child Development
  • PSYC 510 (3) Behavioral Analysis & Behav Change
  • PSYC 512 (3) The Exceptional Child
  • READ 290 (3) Children's Literature
  • READ 330 (3) Found of Literacy-Elem/Early Childhood
  • READ 330 (3) Foundations of Literacy for Early Childhood and Elementary Students
  • READ 331 (3) Foundations of Literacy for Middle Level and Secondary Students 
  • SCWK 200 (3) Introduction to Social Work
  • SCWK 300/GRNT 300 (3) Introduction to Gerontology
  • SCWK/GRNT 305 (3) Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SCWK 306 (3) Working w/ Multi-Cultural Populations
  • SOCL 101 (3) Social Problems & Social Policy OR SOCL 201 (3) Principles of Sociology
  • SOCL/WMST 305 (3) Marriage and the Family
  • SOCL/AAMS 314 (3) Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SPED 281 (3) Introduction to Special Education
  • THED 212 (3) Creative Drama
  • THED 342 (3) Theatre for Youth
  • THED 345 (3) Exploring K-12 Theatre Education
  • No more than 3 credits from THRA 370 (1) Theatre Performance Practicum, 371 (1) Practicum in Musical Theatre, and 372 (1) Theatre Production Practicum
  • THRT 298 (3) Theatre Appreciation
  • No more than 3 credits from VPAS 115 (3) and 116 (1) Arts Lab
  • No more than 3 credits from VPAS 395 (1), and 397 (3) Special Topics in Visual & Performing Arts.

*For the purpose of this minor, ARTA and VPAS are considered one designator; ARTE and ARTT are considered one designator; DANA, DCED, and DANT are considered one designator; THRA, THED, and THRT are considered one designator.

Last Updated: 7/6/20