Minor in Vocation, Ethics, and Society

Requirements for minor: Students may complete a minor in Vocation, Ethics, and Society with 20 credits in:

Three courses worth 4 credits each for a total of 12 hours:

  • VESO 2000 Work, Ethics, and Society (cross-listed as RLST 2400 and PHIL 2400) (C- or higher)
  • *XXXX #### (C- or higher)
  • **XXXX #### (C- or higher)

*Any approved courses with multidisciplinary breadth. See next page.

**Any approved courses with multidisciplinary breadth and a community engaged learning component. See next page.

Two internships worth 3 credits each for a total of 6 hours (students are required to take Work, Ethics, and Society before doing internships) and 2 internship discussion courses worth 1 credit each for a total of 2 hours:

  • VESO 3853 Internship I (C- or higher)
  • *VESO 3851 Vocational Inquiry in Context I (C- or higher)
  • VESO 4853 Internship II (C- or higher)
  • *VESO 4851 Vocational Inquiry in Context II (C- or higher)

*Each internship (VESO 3853 & VESO 4853) is undertaken concurrently with a 1-credit-hour discussion course: Vocational Inquiry in Context I & II (VESO 3850 & VESO 4850). Internship discussion courses must be taken concurrently with internships unless an internship is completed during the summer months. In these cases, preapproval must be sought from the director of the minor and the student must enroll in the discussion course in the semester just before or after the summer in which their internship is completed.

A portfolio: The portfolio shows the development of students’ thought during their time completing the minor and requires them to gather documents to carry with them as credentials and resources for future work activities. Contact the director for details.

Approved courses for multidisciplinary breadth include (but are not limited to) the following. For approval of a course not listed here, contact the director of the Vocation, Ethics, and Society minor. For a current list of Community Engaged Learning Courses, please contact the director.

  • ACCT 3040 International Fraud Investigation
  • ACCT 4000 Federal Taxation of Income
  • ACCT 4010 Auditing I
  • ACCT 4060 Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting
  • ADMN 2000 International Business—Latin America
  • ARTH 2600 Museum Studies
  • BIOL 3350 Conservation Biology
  • CHEM 3730 Environmental Chemistry
  • COMM 2000 Intro to Communication Studies
  • COMM 2400 Communication Ethics
  • COMM 3400 Studies in Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 2200 Economic Policy Issues
  • ECON 3000 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3020 Money and Financial Systems
  • ECON 3050 Health Economics
  • ECON 3110 History of Economic Thought
  • ECON 3120 Labor Economics
  • EDUC 1000 Human Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • EDUC 3600 Child Development in Context
  • ENGL 3150 Studies in American Literature Before 1920
  • ENGL 3170 Studies in 20th-Century Literature
  • ENGL 3180 Studies in Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 3190 Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 3750 South of the Border: Envisioning Mexico in Anglo-American Literature, Film, and Popular Song
  • ENGL 4750/RLST 3750 Yucatán and the Spiritual Conquest of the Americas
  • ENTR 4010 Entrepreneurship
  • ENVS 1100 Environmental Science
  • HIST 2500 Middle Eastern History and Society
  • HIST 3160 History of Medicine and Health in the U.S.
  • HIST 3170 African-American Heritage
  • HIST 3210 The Great Depression
  • HIST 3220 The Forties & Fifties
  • HIST 3230 The Sixties
  • HIST 3240 The Seventies & Eighties
  • HIST 3260 Women (and Men) in America
  • HIST 3710 Environment, Technology, and Power
  • MGMT 3020 Managerial Ethics
  • MGMT 4020 Human Resource Management
  • MUSC 2130 Women and Music
  • PHIL 2010 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 2100 Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 2110 Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL 2120 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 2130 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 2230 Philosophy of Happiness
  • PHIL 2240 Philosophy of Violence
  • PHIL 3140 Philosophy of Religion
  • PLSC 2200 State and Local Politics
  • PLSC 2220 Urban/Metro Politics
  • PLSC 2250 Civic Engagement and Political Activism
  • PLSC 2350 Politics of Identity
  • PLSC 2600 Peace, Conflict Resolution, and International Security
  • PLSC 2800 Political Theory
  • PLSC 2900 American Political Thought
  • PLSC 3000 Campaigns and Elections
  • PLSC 3100 Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • PLSC 3200 Mass Media and Political Communication
  • PLSC 3500 American Public Policy
  • PLSC 3550 Public Administration
  • PLSC 3610 International Organizations/Model UN
  • PLSC 3750 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • PSYC 3020 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 3050 Decision Making
  • PSYC 3140 Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 3170 Social Psychology
  • RLST 2000 Religions of the World and How to Study Them
  • RLST 2010 Ethics and Religion
  • RLST 2790 Religion, Peace, and Justice
  • RLST 3150 Religion, Science, and Nature
  • RLST 3200 Religion, Society, and Culture
  • SOAN 1000 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOAN 1100 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOAN 2130 Marriage and Family
  • SOAN 2700 Food and Culture
  • SOAN 2750 The Many Dimensions of Poverty
  • SOAN 2750 Social Problems
  • SOAN 3200 Religion, Society, and Culture
  • SOAN 3210 Urban Life
  • SOAN 3220 Class, Gender, Race: Social Stratification
  • SOAN 3300 Health and Illness