Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) Minor

Planned Changes for the 2018-19 Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) Minor Requirements

View New 2018-19 Minor Curriculum Chart

 
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

 

 

Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) Minor Requirements for the 2017-18 Catalog

Students following a previous catalog year may refer to the minor worksheets at the bottom of this page.

  

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.

 

FOUR Lower-Division Courses Required to Qualify for the Minor

Students can qualify for the GISES minor by completing the four courses listed below, passed with a C or better.  In addition, as part of the declaration of minor process, students must obtain approval and signature on the declaration form/academic planning form from the Program Director, Professor Chris Benner.

  • SOCY 15 World Society (CC GE) - Offered Fall and Summer
  • SOCY 30A Introduction to Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (PE-T GE) - Offered Fall
  • SOCY 30B Desgining ICT Projects for Social Enterprise - Offered Winter
  • SOCY 30C Project Implementation and Grant Writing (3 units) - Offered Spring

 

FOUR Upper-Division Elective Courses

  • 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.
  • Click here for more information and examples.
  • Once the four upper-division electives have been approved by the Program Director, Professor Chris Benner, you must submit the the list of four electives to the undergraduate advisor: tnikfarj@ucsc.edu.  This information must be received in order to complete your graduation check and to update your academic advisement report.

    

ONE Project Practicum

  • Students must complete a GISES capstone project, SOCY 196G Project Practicum
  • Prior to enrolling into SOCY 196G, students must attend the Project Practicum Info Session. Students can check-in with the program director or the Everett Program team for details and dates. 
  • SOCY 196G is an individual study course. Students must complete the "Petition for Undergraduate Individual Studies Course," which requires a signature from the program director, Professor Chris Benner.
  • Students must also refer to the Everett Program's Project Practicum guide

 

Minor Worksheets

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