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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Studies, Minor

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Introductory Community-Based Learning Seminar Requirement:

Candidates for the Community Studies Minor must enroll in at least one community-based learning seminar which can be satisfied by a freshman seminar in the Sharpe program or by the sophomore-level alternative for students who would like to do the minor but were not in the freshman Sharpe program: CMST 250 - Introduction to Community Studies .

Core Courses Requirement:

The following core courses are required of all Community Studies Minors:


At least five (5) credit hours must be drawn from the College’s existing curriculum, in courses that will enrich the student’s understanding in a subject area and advance their development toward completing a community-based research project. Elective credit hours for the minor must be approved by a Community Studies advisor as part of the student’s academic plan of study.

Capstone Research or Honors Thesis:

All Community Studies Minors are required to complete a senior research paper, which can be either a 1-semester independent study or a 2-semester honors project. Either of these can be done in the department of the student’s major or in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Community Engagement Requirement:

Students are expected to engage in a minimum of 60 hours of community-based collaboration or work in the community that is associated with their research. Their fulfillment of this requirement will be monitored and subject to evaluation by the director of the Sharpe Program.

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