Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) Minor

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:  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.