Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) Minor

Important Notes:

Students should also refer to the Everett Program website and the 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 in their senior year and starting the SOCY 30A/107A/107B series must speak with the Everett Program (info@everettprogram.org) to determine if completion of the program by your expected graduation term is possible. SOCY 196G, the Project Practicum requirement, is offered Fall quarter only and must be taken after completing SOCY 107B. This places your graduation in Fall quarter, after the commencement ceremony in Spring quarter. Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor if you have any questions.

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

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. Approval takes place in SOCY 30A. 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:

Any combination of the following options may be used to satisfy the five upper-division electives in this major:

  • UCSC Sociology Department upper-division electives, numbered SOCY 110-189,
  • Upper-division electives from this list of approved electives for GISES.
  • 5-unit Independent Studies taken with Professor Chris Benner or Professor Juhee Kang are approved to count as upper-division electives.
  • All other courses must be petitioned. Electives must be upper-division and 5 units at UCSC (abroad courses may carry different units). If you are petitioning a new course for approval, please complete this online form. 
 

ONE Project Practicum

  • Students must complete a GISES capstone project, SOCY 196G Project Practicum, offered Fall quarter only. Pre-requisite: Completion of SOCY 107B
  • Students must also refer to the Project Practicum guidelines on the GISES website

  


Prior Year Major Worksheets

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