The Community Engagement & Social Change Minor
The Community Engagement and Social Change minor is an interdisciplinary program that creates a unique opportunity for students to examine strategies for social change through sustained engagement in Los Angeles and beyond. It complements any major.
The Chair of UCLA Community Engagement and Social Change Minor and the Chair of the College Faculty Executive Committee has approved the Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC) minor’s request to continue offering credit for P/NP toward degree requirements for Spring and Summer 2021.
For students who elect to complete a course for Pass/No Pass (P/NP), they will satisfy the minor requirement so long as they earn a “Pass,” which is a minimum C grade. Please note that satisfactory completion of the minor requires a minimum 3.0 minor GPA. The class add/drop deadlines will be the same as a regular term, but the deadline to change your grading option to Pass/No Pass has been moved to Friday of Week 9.
*For courses listed in other departments (i.e. Psychology, Chicana/o Studies, etc.), please consult each department on what their P/NP Policy is for Spring and Summer 2021. Please note that not all departments are allowing optional grading basis for their courses.
Students pursuing the Community Engagement and Social Change minor must complete the following requirements:
|1 core course||
|2 community engaged courses||
||8 – 10|
|1 course on a strategy of social change||
||4 or 5|
|1 upper division elective||
|2 capstone community-engaged research courses
(Must be taken in successive winter and spring quarters)
There is a maximum of 2 course overlaps between your major and the CESC minor. A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.
APPLY TO THE MINOR
FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Community Engagement and Social Change Minor’s Faculty Advisory Committee is made up of the following members:
|Jennifer Jay (Chair)||Civil & Environmental Engineering|
|Amy Ritterbusch||Public Affairs|
|Rafael Romero||Neuroscience IDP|
|Ananya Roy||Urban Planning, Social Welfare|
|David Shorter||World Arts and Cultures|
STUDENT CAPSTONE PROJECTS
To read a selection of the most recent capstone research papers, please visit: https://escholarship.org/uc/ucla_communitylearning
The following titles are examples of capstone research projects completed by students in the minor in previous academic years:
- Who Will You Be?: Where Should the Career Development Path Begin and What Does it Mean for Your Future
- A Comparison of Nonprofits and Social Enterprise Organizations in the Modern Social Sector Impeding Self-Sufficiency
- How have self-help legal centers within California provided access to justice and addressed the access gap to the courts?
- American Perspectives of U.S.-Cuba Relations
- Like this post: Does digital activism lead to higher voter turnouts among the Millennial generation?
- How might a perception of competition relate to political engagement for UCLA students?
- Understanding Opt-Out Rates of California Community Choice Aggregation Programs
- A Community Cultural Wealth analysis on Big Citizen Hub
- Volunteer Learning and Engagement Outcomes in MEND’s Emergency Food Bank
- The Use of Language in Politics to Describe the Poor and How it Affects Bipartisan Politics
- The Effects of Immigrant Integration Programs in Los Angeles Businesses
- Deconstructing Oppression: Women Empowerment Through Agency and Education
- Interpretations of the Observed Changes in the Self-Concepts of Sex-Workers
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles: Cultural Competency Project
- Grow Together: A Health Intervention Plan
- Care Farming and Sense of Community with Continuation Students
- The Foster System’s Structural Flaws and Their Impact on Education
- Student Veteran Data Collection: Interpretation and Utilization of Data in Veteran Resource Offices in Community College
- Early Childhood Education: A Look Into Preschool Programs for Students with Disabilities
- Women in High School Debate: A Study of Sexism and its Impact
- Work Study and Service Learning: The Development of a Critical Consciousness
- Do students with a structured military background overtly require personal mentoring support in transferring to a university?
- The Lost ones: A Case Study of Continuation High Schools in Los Angeles
- Challenges Faced in Predominantly White Institutions by Latinas in Higher Education
- The Mathematic Achievement Gap in Middle School
- Straight from the Third Grade: Student Engagement with a Cultural Relevant Literature Program
- Social Exclusion in the Special Education System
Public Policy/Public Health
- Urban Planning & its Effects on Minority Communities
- Social Trust: A Bridge between Socioeconomic Status and Civic Engagement
- The Political Feasibility of Congestion Pricing in Los Angeles
- The Queer Armenians: A Study of the Experiences of Gay Armenian Men in Los Angeles
- Critical Consciousness Development: Disenfranchised Youth Engage in Social Justice Oriented Art
- The Representation of “I” in Latina and Community
- Preventing Nursing Burnout