University of Southern California

School of Social Work

Undergraduate Minor Program

Minor in Children and Families in Urban America

Twenty-two units of course work are required for the completion of the minor; a total of 16 of these units must be upper division course work.

Required courses Units
SOWK 304 Children and Families in Urban America (gateway course) 4
SOWK 305L Children and Families in Urban America Integrative Seminar 2
SOWK 400 Children and Families in Urban America Capstone Course 4

Students choose three elective (4-unit) courses, one from each of the following three content areas. Of the three electives, only two may be taken from the same school or department.

Families and Children
OT 330 Perspectives on the Daily Life of Families 4
PSYC 336L Developmental Psychology 4
PSYC 437 Adolescent Development 4
SOCI 305 Sociology of Childhood 4
SOCI 369 The Family in a Changing Society 4
Communities and Culture
ANTH 370 Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective 4
COMM 324 Intercultural Communication 4
PPD 245 The Urban Context for Policy and Planning 4
PPD 439 Housing and Community Development 4
PPD 478 Social Innovations 4
SOWK 200x Institutional Inequality in American Political and Social Policy 4
Professions and Partnerships
COMM 320 Small Group and Team Communication 4
COMM 388 Ethics in Human Communication 4
EDPA 308 Politics and American Education 4
PPD 342 Crime and Public Policy 4
PPD 402 Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations 4