The social activism minor appeals to students interested in exploring a variety of perspectives and practical approaches to social activism. The minor allows students to explore social movements, public advocacy, and citizenship in a wide array of situations. These opportunities arise from the wealth of advocacy organizations in Boston, the access Northeastern students have to co-op experiences nationally and internationally, and Northeastern’s service-learning program. Completing course work in a variety of departments provides an interdisciplinary perspective and allows students to apply different skill sets and knowledge bases for careers as lawyers, nonprofit activists, community organizers, lobbyists, and volunteers.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Students must complete a minimum of three courses exclusive to this minor beyond the courses required for the student’s declared major(s) and additional minor(s).
|Note: Only one course may be taken from each department/program.|
|Complete two of the following:||8|
|Social Movement Communication|
|Environment and Society|
|Activism and Performance|
|Complete the following:||12|
|Law and Public Policy|
|Introduction to Law, Policy, and Society|
|Environmental Politics and Policy|
|HUSV 1101||Social Change and Human Services||4|
2.000 GPA required in the minor