Minor in Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

 Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

Required Courses
YES 250Intro to Youth and Urban Community Work: Urban Prof Workshop3
YES 300Youth Empowerment and the Urban Context3
YES 301Seminar in Youth-Led Media and Inquiry3
Focused Electives
Choose one course from each of the following three categories:9
Urban Contexts and Communities
The Cultures of Cities
Urban Economics
Introduction to Urban Studies
Urban Geography
Urban Politics
Urban Sociology
Urbanism and the Modern Imagination
U.S. Urban History
Introduction to Urban Community Change
Youth and Social Systems
Evolution of Schooling in U.S.
Democracy and Education
History of American Education
Educational Systems and Social Influence
Developing Leadership with ELLs in the Classroom & Community
Sociology of Education
Child Welfare Practice and Policy
Images of School in Film
Views on Literacy
Juvenile Justice Administration
Literacy, Diversity, & Equity in K-12 Classrooms
Strategic Social Media
Empowerment Work in Diverse Communities
Any additional course, within any department, which integrates service learning/community-engaged learning/community-engaged research/field placement in urban settings or with diverse populations; courses should take critical and strength-based approaches to issues addressed. Courses and placements that qualify will be approved by the coordinator of the program by review of syllabi. (For advising in the youth empowerment and urban studies minor, contact Dr. Hannah Ashley.)
Total Minimum Credits Required18

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.