Bachelor of Arts in Social Change Graceland University
A Social Change major from Graceland is a way to give students an education that cultivates and creates a transformative community beyond the walls of the university. The Social Change Major is designed for students in all fields to prepare them to enter the work world as leaders who are enabled to create positive change.
Graceland’s community is shaped to provide students with the tangible skills and tools to go into communities to provide meaningful and sustainable change. And with half of the credits for the major available through the Equality & Peace track of Graceland’s essential education, students can easily double major in social change and an additional program, providing endless career opportunities in a more socially conscious world.
The Social Change major at Graceland University prepares students to be “difference makers” in their communities. Through an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, students learn about the history and context of their chosen concentration and are empowered with the practical tools that will best equip them to drive change in their careers and advocacy efforts. This major is intentionally designed to be partially completed through the General Education curriculum, making it very easy to add as a second, complementary major.
In addition to the general education requirements, majors in social change must complete 30 semester hours as prescribed below:
Core Requirements 12
- ARTS3110 Art History: Activism, Empathy, and Justice – 3 (General Education)
- COMM2110 Intercultural Communication – 3 (General Education)
- COMM2220 Communication and Advocacy – 3
- ENGL3240 Poetry and Social Justice – 3
- ENGL3480 Cultural Studies – 3 (General Education)
- HIST3220 History of Inequality in the United States or SOCI3130 Social Movements – 3
- INTD4710 Social Change Capstone – 3
Context (Choose 12 hours from the list of options; at least 6 hours must be upper division; no more than two courses can be from the same discipline):
Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and LGBTQIA Literacy and Justice
- COMM3220 Gender and Communication – 3
- ENGL2330 Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Literatures of the Americas – 3
- ENGL2350 American Ethnic Literature – 3
- ENGL2360 African American Literature – 3
- ENGL2600 Gender and Sexuality – 3
- ENGL3350 Shakespeare and Social Justice – 3
- HIST1200 History of the African Diaspora – 3 (General Education)
- MUSC3340 Musical Citizenship: Artistic Activism and Social Justice – 3
- RELG2220 Religion and Social Justice – 3
- SOCI2300 Race and Ethnicity – 3
- SOCI3200 Gender and Society – 3
- SOCI4330 Social Inequality – 3
Tools of Change (6 hours from the following; at least 3 must be upper division; courses should not be from the same discipline):
- ARTS1710 Graphic Design 2 – 3
- ARTS2240 Art for Social Change – 3
- COMM3140 Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion – 3
- COMM3210 Conflict Management and Dialogue – 3
- ECON3200 Public Finance – 3
- EDUC2120 Human Relations – 3
- ENGL2410 Creative Writing: Poetry or ENGL2420 Creative Writing: Fiction – 3
- ENGL3530 Digital Filmmaking – 3
- RELG3540 Peace and Justice in the Christian Tradition – 3
- THTR1230 Theatre and Society – 3
Recommended that Social Change students take ECON1320 Principle of Microeconomics and MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking to complete their General Education requirements.
English Language Requirements
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