Students who are interested in community-based work, social and racial justice, activism, or a career in the nonprofit and social services sector will find this minor to provide skills and analytical frameworks complementing many professions. One introductory course covering the history, theories, and tactics of organizing in the United States since the early 20th century is offered on the Harrisonburg campus, while the two other required courses and the internship are fulfilled during participation in the WCSC fall or spring semester program. The minor is situated within the Sociology program.
This minor provides basic understandings of assessment, mobilization, and empowerment for students preparing to work in the fields of community or international development.
The minor in peacebuilding provides students an opportunity to become familiar with the theories and processes of peacebuilding practice.
The minor is designed for students who are preparing for careers in which they will engage the criminal justice system as agents of change actively working towards a society that envisions justice as restorative and transformative. Learn more about the criminology and restorative justice minor.