Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) Minor

The following information is from the 2018-2019 catalog requirements, effective Fall 2018. For prior catalog years, see worksheets at the bottom of this pageChanges were made to this minor, effective Fall 2018. If you declared the minor prior to Fall 2018, refer to the past worksheets at the bottom of this page for your requirements. If you are declared under a prior catalog year but are interested in updating your catalog rights to the 2018-19 requirements, please contact the undergraduate advisor to discuss if this is possible in your case. If changing your catalog rights means you will have fewer than 25 upper-division units in the minor, then you will not be able to update your catalog rights.

   

Important Notes:

Students should also refer to the Everett Program website and the Everett/GISES website for information and project examples. The Everett Program is an option for any student, regardless of their major or minor. Through the Sociology department you can make the Everett Program into a major or minor. Students must be declared in a major prior to declaring a minor.

Students who are already majoring in Sociology BA, may not add GISES as a minor, instead this program is already built together as the Sociology BA with concentration in GISES.

 

Course Requirements

2018-19 Curriculum Chart Worksheet (pdf)

ONE Lower-Division Course Required to Qualify for the Minor

Students must complete SOCY 30A with a grade of C or better and receive approval from the Program Director in order to declare the minor. Students must also be declared in a major prior to declaring a minor.

  • SOCY 30A Introduction to Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (PE-T GE) - Offered Fall

 

TWO Upper-Division GISES Core Courses

The following two courses must be completed in Winter and Spring immediately following SOCY 30A

  • SOCY 107A (formerly SOCY 30B) Designing ICT Projects for Social Enterprise - Offered Winter
  • SOCY 107B (formerly SOCY 30C) Project Implementation and Grant Writing (3 units) - Offered Spring

 

THREE Upper-Division Elective Courses

  • The five electives must be upper-division, 5-units at UCSC (education abroad courses may have different units), and relate to your project or GISES/Everett Program themes.
  • Electives must be justified and approved by the Program Director, Professor Chris Benner.
  • Examples of possible electives, and the approval form can be found on the GISES website.

    

ONE Project Practicum

  • Students must complete a GISES capstone project, SOCY 196G Project Practicum, offered Fall quarter only. Pre-requisite: Completion of SOCY 107B (formerly SOCY 30C)
  • Students must also refer to the Project Practicum guide

  

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Summary of changes made to the minor, effective Fall 2018

Declaration Requirement:
  • Starting Fall 2018, to qualify to declare the minor students need: SOCY 30A passed with a C or better, as well as approval from the Program Director, Professor Chris Benner.
  • Old Requirement: SOCY 15, SOCY 30A, SOCY 30B, and SOCY 30C passed with C grades or better, as well as approval from the Program Director, Professor Chris Benner.
SOCY 30B and SOCY 30C:
  • Starting Winter 2019, SOCY 30B will become an upper-division course: SOCY 107A. SOCY 107A must be taken in Winter quarter after completing SOCY 30A in Fall quarter.
  • Starting Spring 2019, SOCY 30C will become an upper-division course: SOCY 107B. SOCY 107B must be taken in Spring quarter after completing SOCY 30A in Fall quarter, and 107A in Winter quarter. SOCY 107B will remain a three unit course.
Upper Division Electives:
  • Starting Fall 2018, three upper-division electives will be required instead of the current four upper-division electives that are required.
  • Starting Fall 2018, students may request to be declared in the 2018-19 catalog requirements in order to reduce their upper-division elective requirement to three. However, please note: students must meet a minimum of 25 upper-division units in a minor. If updating to the 2018-19 catalog requirements puts you below the 25 upper-division units need, then your request to update your catalog rights cannot be approved.
  • For information about the approval process of upper-division electives, please see: http://gises.everettprogram.org/electives
SOCY 196G Project Practicum:
  • Starting Fall 2018, this course will become a regularly scheduled course listed in the schedule of classes, instead of an individual/independent study. This course will be offered Fall quarters only, and has a prerequisite of SOCY 107B (formerly SOCY 30C).
  • For information about the SOCY 196G requirements, please see: http://gises.everettprogram.org/practicum

   

 

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Prior Year Major Worksheets

Download the minor worksheet (PDF) for the catalog year you are following.