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The MA in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities is comprised of a thesis and a non-thesis option. Both options require 18 hours of Core Courses plus electives, and if pursuing the thesis option, 6 thesis hours, for a total of 33 hours; students are required to be in attendance during the campus-based ICSR 590 Sustainability Symposium.
Required Core Courses (18 hours):
Perspectives on Social Justice
|Fall||A consideration of major perspectives concerning social justice issues|
|Fall||The study of and training in community-based participatory action research across different disciplines, focusing on shared perspectives that apply sustainable, community-based problem solving.|
Community-Building for Sustainability
|Spring||Direct participation and research in a topic related to sustainable community-building.|
|Spring||Survey Course designed to study the moral, social, and economic effects of current and changing government policies regarding the operation of markets.|
Effective Leadership Studies
|Summer||An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component|
|Second Summer||Culminating residency requirement for students seeking the Master’s in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities. Includes group site evaluations and concluding symposium.|
Students may choose to write a thesis for six hours of credit (ICSR 599), or to complete six hours additional electives for a non-thesis option.
For a sample course schedule, click here.
Student will select 15 hours for non-thesis option or 9 hours for thesis option. For a list of online elective courses, click here.