CSCS 125 — COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

3 credits.

This course examines contemporary issues with an emphasis on the role that individuals and communities play in achieving positive social change. Through active learning, students will develop the mindsets and communication skills necessary to work in diverse community contexts. Specific themes may shift based on current events, but often include education reform, racial justice, health equity, alternative economies, food systems, and sustainability.

CSCS 130 — COMMUNITY NEWSWRITING

3 credits.

Newswriting of interest to individuals, families, and communities.

CSCS 254 — COMMUNITY & NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

1 credit.

Provides detailed examination of careers in Human Ecology and the fields of community and nonprofit leadership. High-level leaders from leading community organizations, nonprofits, community health institutions, family support agencies, NGO's, and public-sector entities will present as guest speakers and panel members.

CSCS 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Directed study projects for freshmen and sophomores as arranged with a faculty member.

CSCS 300 — NONPROFIT SECTOR: OVERVIEW AND FOUNDATIONS

3 credits.

Provide learners with the concepts and tools to analyze the broad environment in which nonprofits operate and assess the impact of this environment at the community and individual organizational level.

CSCS 301 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

1-6 credits.

Enables students with supervised internships to earn academic credit while engaged in a professional experience in community and nonprofit leadership related fields. Course is intended for juniors and seniors in Community and Nonprofit Leadership.

CSCS 335 — COMMUNICATING WITH KEY AUDIENCES

3 credits.

Comprehensive communication strategies for individuals, families, and communities.

CSCS 345 — STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

3 credits.

Study strategic planning within unique dynamics of nonprofit sector. Attention to purpose, organizational preparation, planning process and outcome, plan implementation and roles of leaders and stakeholders throughout.

CSCS 350 — COMMUNITY ISSUES AND SERVICE LEARNING

3 credits.

Academic and community-based explorations of selected issues faced by contemporary families and consumers, approached from human ecological perspectives. Requires 25 hours of fieldwork in community settings, in addition to class sessions

CSCS 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Specialized subject matter of current interest to undergraduate students.

CSCS/​CURRIC  427 — METHODS OF TEACHING FAMILY AND CONSUMER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Theory and principles of teaching and learning in family and consumer education.

CSCS/​CURRIC  428 — PROGRAM PLANNING IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER EDUCATION

3 credits.

Theory and processes of program planning for formal and informal educational settings; relation of vocational education to secondary, adult, and continuing education programs.

CSCS 455 — ENTREPRENEURIALISM AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Explores entrepreneurialism in nonprofits, business, government, and arts and humanities contexts. With a broad approach of ideas, readings, and lectures, students will understand the ever-changing role that entrepreneurs play and contribute to society.

CSCS 460 — LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

3 credits.

Survey of leadership and management roles and methods to achieve key organizational functions and enable nonprofit organizations to fulfill their role in civil society.

CSCS 501 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-3 credits.

Specialized subject matter of current interest to undergraduate and graduate students.

CSCS 560 — COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

3 credits.

Explores community building and community action strategies for renewing fragmented connections in today's localities. Builds knowledge and skills for participation and leadership at team and multi-stakeholder community levels in the context of nonprofit organization work. Requires 5 hours of service learning.

CSCS 570 — COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

3 credits.

Theoretical, critical, and analytical understanding and application of the conscious and systematic use of data, inquiry and analysis for community, organization and program diagnosis, intervention and evaluation in various community-based and nonprofit organizations.

CSCS 601 — INTERNSHIP

1-6 credits.

Enables students with supervised internships to earn academic credit while engaged in a professional experience in community and nonprofit leadership related fields. Course intended for juniors and seniors in Community and Nonprofit Leadership.

CSCS 675 — GENERAL TOPICS

2-3 credits.

Specialized subject matter of current interest to graduate students.

CSCS 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Individual study for seniors completing theses for Human Ecology honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member.

CSCS 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

Individual study for seniors completing theses as arranged with a faculty member.

CSCS 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-4 credits.

Directed study projects for juniors and seniors as arranged with a faculty member.

CSCS 801 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Special topics in Civil Society and Community Research at the Master's and Doctoral levels. Subject matter varies.

CSCS 811 — SEMINAR: RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

1-3 credits.

For students actively involved in designing, analyzing, and writing up research projects or theses.

CSCS 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-12 credits.

Independent research and writing for graduate students under the supervision of a faculty member.

CSCS 999 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Directed study projects for graduate students as arranged with a faculty member.