The following courses currently are required for students pursuing a Justice, Community and Leadership major. This major will meet many of the Core requirements for the College, making it ideal for double majors or minors. Please see a JCL advisor to discuss the range of double majors.

Lower Division (2 courses)

            --JCL 10: Introduction to Justice, Community and Leadership

            --ECON 10: Economics and Society

            --EDUC 20: Introduction to the Teaching Profession (TFT and EDU only)

Upper Division (5.25 courses)

            --JCL 120 Theory and Inquiry in Justice, Community and Leadership

            --JCL 130  Environmental Responsibility in a Global Community

            --JCL 140  Justice and Leadership in the Global Community

            --JCL 150  Advanced Leadership Theory

            --JCL 196  Senior Capstone Project

            --JCL 190  Senior Assessment & Portfolio (.25 senior portfolio)


Requirements outside the program (7-10 courses):

In addition to the above courses, JCL majors meet other program requirements in conjunction with the SMC Core by selecting from a specific menu of options as they complete Core requirements. In addition to the menu selections listed below, JCL is in conversation with the Math department about development of a course in data analysis related to social justice issues.

· Theological Understanding (1 course):

            After meeting the lower division Theological Understanding requirement of the Core Curriculum, TRS 97, students must take one upper-division course from a menu of selected core-designated courses (as requested by the sponsoring departments and approved by the JCL advisory board), which may include:

            --Philosophy 130: Ethics

            --Theology & Religious Studies 117: Wealth and Poverty in the Bible

            --Theology & Religious Studies 141: Christian Ethics

            --Theology & Religious Studies 142: Medical Ethics

            --Theology & Religious Studies 143: Catholic Social Teaching

            --Theology & Religious Studies 151: Judaism

            --Theology & Religious Studies 153: Eastern Religions

            --Theology & Religious Studies 154: Hinduism

            --Theology & Religious Studies 155: Buddhism

            --Theology & Religious Studies 156: Religions of India

            --Theology & Religious Studies 166: Spirituality in Practice: Catholics in America

            --Theology & Religious Studies 171: Gender and Religion in American Culture


· Artistic Understanding: Analysis and Creative Practice (2-2.25 courses):

            Students will take two courses from a menu of selected core-designated courses, which may include:

            Artistic Understanding and Creative Practice: (which counts for 2 core requirements)

            --Art 55: Digital Foundations 1: Photo, Video and Sound

            --Art 65: Digital Foundations 2: Web Design and Interactive Art

            --Communication 2: Communication and Social Understanding

            --Performing Arts 50: Interactive Theatre

            Artistic Understanding: Artistic Analysis:

            --English 153: American Ethnic Writers and Oral Traditions

            --English 154: Studies in African American Literature

            --English 173: Women Writers

            --English 23: American Voices

            --Performing Arts 1: Perceiving the Performing Arts

            --Performing Arts 10: Rock to Back

            --Performing Arts 113: Jazz and Blues in America

            --Spanish 11: Introduction to Literature

            Artistic Understanding: Creative Practice (if not met by combined course above):

            --Art 1: Studio Foundations 1

            --Performing Arts 12: Applied Music

            --Performing Arts 19: Performing Ensembles

            --Performing Arts 37: Theater Performance Lab

            --Performing Arts 75/175: Dance Company

            --Performing Arts 90: Choreography

·Scientific Understanding (JCL and L4+1, 1 course; EdS and TFT must take one physical sciene and BIO 50/51):

            One course and lab from a menu of selected core-designated courses which might include:

            --Biology 88/89: Biology of Women

            --Environmental and Earth Science 40/41: Geology and the Earth

            --Environmental and Earth Science 50/51: Earth and Life through Time

            --Environmental and Earth Science 75/76: Wetlands

            --Environmental and Earth Science 92/93: Introduction to Environmental Science

· Mathematical Understanding (JCL and L4+1, 1 course; EdS and TFT: 2 courses):

            Students pursuing the JCL and L4+1 options must take either

            --MATH 4 (Statistics) OR

            --MATH 10 (The Art and Practice of Math). 

            Students in the EdS and TFT concentrations must take

            --MATH 1 and

            --MATH 101

            Both MATH 1 and 101 are specially designed for future teachers.

For Education Studies and TFT only (Education Concentration students)

           --January Term Field Experience: Jan 121 (or 119 for Montessori minors)

           --Praxis courses for teaching seminar in middle schools (JCL 125) and mini math methods (JCL 124)


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