Civic and Community Engagement
Global Sustainability
History and Philosophy of Science

Native American Studies

Minor in Civic and Community Engagement

Kristen Day, Director

Core Faculty

Stanley Bassin, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Peter J. Bryant, Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology

William J. Cooper, Director of the Urban Water Research Center (UWRC) and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Planning, Policy, and Design

Kristen Day, Director of the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement and Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design

Paula Garb, Associate Director of International Studies and Lecturer in Anthropology

Gillian Hayes, Assistant Professor of Informatics

Joseph Mahoney, Associate Professor of Education and of Psychology and Social Behavior

Virginia Mann, Professor of Cognitive Sciences and Education

Carrie J. Noland, Professor of French

James S. Nowick, Professor of Chemistry

Ellen F. Olshansky, Director of the Program in Nursing Science and Professor, Program in Nursing Science

Jone L. Pearce, Co-Director of the Center for Leadership and Team Development and Dean's Professor of Management

Affiliated Faculty

Molly Lynch, Assistant Professor of Dance

Michael J. Montoya, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Chicano/Latino Studies

Bill Tomlinson, Associate Professor of Informatics

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Maria Estela Zarate, Assistant Professor of Education

The minor in Civic and Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to engage as citizens and active community members in the twenty-first century. The minor is distinguished both by what students learn, and by how they learn it.

Teaching and learning. The minor introduces students from majors across the campus to the traditions and public movements of service and their historical and contemporary philosophical underpinnings. The minor provides a theoretical and empirical framework to increase students' understanding of public problems (environmental, social, and other) from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students learn about strategies to address public problems, including through public policy; through the involvement of community-based and nonprofit organizations; and through the cultivation of leadership. The minor is intended to help students build on their major programs of study to make connections between public problems and issues of equity and social justice.

Research. The minor increases students' knowledge of the epistemological and methodological underpinnings of community-based research as a strategy for understanding and addressing public problems.

Service. The minor helps students to ground their understanding of public problems by participating in service-learning opportunities and by reflecting critically on those experiences.

The minor is open to all UCI students. Course descriptions are available in the academic department sections of the Catalogue.

More information about the minor in Civic and Community Engagement is available from the Division of Undergraduate Education, at (949) 824-3291 or at, or online at

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of eight courses (28 units total). A maximum of two courses for the minor may overlap with courses required for a student's major or for another minor.

A.   University Studies 10.

B.   University Studies 100.

C.   Four upper-division elective courses related to public problems and civic and community engagement, from the following:

   Environmental Stewardship: Biological Sciences E150, E181, E189, 191A-B, 191C, Earth System Science 180, 182, 190A-B, 190C, Economics 145E, International Studies 120, Planning, Policy, and Design 131, 132, 136, 138, 139, Political Science 141A, 143D, Public Health 145, 160, 164, Social Ecology 186A-B, 186C, Women's Studies 165A.

   Educational Equity: Asian American Studies 139, Chicano/Latino Studies 182, Economics 158, Education 104E, 121, 124, 128, 132, 139, 150, 160, 182, Informatics 165, Political Science 126E, Social Ecology 181, Studio Art 149.

   Health and Communities: Anthropology 128B, 134D, 134G, Asian American Studies 134, Chicano/Latino Studies 172, 176, Environmental Analysis and Design E127, E191C, History 136B, Informatics 171, International Studies 122, Nursing Science 170, Philosophy 131C, Planning, Policy, and Design 111, 112, 170, Public Health 122, 143, 147, 167, 168, 173, Social Ecology 131, Women's Studies 165B.

   Public History and Public Art: African American Studies 111A, 111B, 133A, 133B, 138, Art History 140A, 140B, 140C, 163, 164A, 164B, 164C, Asian American Studies 137, Chicano/Latino Studies 132A, 132B, 134, 135, Classics 175, Comparative Literature 100A, 105, 107, 140, Dance 110, Drama 103, 122, English 105, History 130B, 142A, 148B, 150, 150A, 150B, 151A, 151B, 151C, 152, Music 148, Religious Studies 106, 120, 130, Spanish 100E, 110C, Studio Art 116, 116A, 118, 121, 122, 123A.

   Global Citizenship: Anthropology 125X, 136D, Asian American Studies 101, Chicano/Latino Studies 161, 163, Environmental Analysis and Design E113, Global Cultures 191, International Studies 121, Planning, Policy, and Design 140, Political Science 126C, 146A, 153E, 154G, 172A, Social Science 177A, 184D.

   Social Justice: African American Studies 115, 117, 124, 128, 132A, 132B, Anthropology 121D, Asian American Studies 138, 161, 167, Chicano/Latino Studies 148, Comparative Literature 130, Criminology, Law and Society C120, Film and Media Studies 130, History 146, 152B, Philosophy 131A, Planning, Policy, and Design 102, 113, Psychology 127G, Psychology and Social Behavior P117D, Social Science 175B, Sociology 167A, Women's Studies 110A, 110B, 156A, 157B, 158B.

   Leadership and Public Policy: African American Studies 151, 162, Anthropology 136D, Asian American Studies 132, 136, 140, Chicano/Latino Studies 143, 147, 152A, International Studies 152A, Planning, Policy, and Design 166, 167, 169, 176, Political Science 121D, 121E, 124A, 124C, 124D, 126A, 126D, 132B-C, 134A, 154G, Social Science 181, 184A, 184B.

   Additional elective courses may be substituted by petition.

D.   One hundred hours of an approved internship related to civic and community engagement. Internships will typically be completed over two or more quarters, for a total of eight units toward the minor and a total of 100 hours of community service-learning. If the internship is completed in one quarter or in less than eight units, an additional elective course should be    completed. Internships must be approved for credit toward the minor. See the Web site for the minor for a list of hours of community service-learning for internship options at

   The internship can be completed through the following courses: Anthropology 197, Arts 199, Biological Sciences 14, 101, 102, Chemistry 191, Chicano/Latino Studies 191A-B-C, Education 100, 141A-B-C, 160L, 181B, Engineering 197A, Humanities 195, Informatics 117, 132, 163, 191A-B-C, Mathematics 192, Nursing Science 170L, Physical Sciences 5, 105, 106, Physics 191, Psychology 141J-K-L, 144 A-B-C, 145P-Q-R, Public Health 195, Social Ecology 195, Social Science 186A-B-C, 193B-C, 194A, 194B, 195A-B-C, 196, 197, University Studies 181, 185, 195.

Residence Requirement for the Minor: Students must complete at least four of the required courses for the minor in residence at UCI.


(Schedule of Classes designation: Uni Stu)

University Studies 10 Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement (4). Provides a foundation for understanding the role of public scholarship, civic engagement, and social action, and the relationship between service learning and engaged citizenship. Introduces key theoretical and research methodologies on the traditions and innovations of civic and community engagement. (IX)

University Studies 100 Doing Research in the Community (4). Critically reimagines the research endeavor and its participants and outcomes. Grapples with methods, values, and relationships involved in research, and explores alternative conceptions of research, focusing on community-based research. Students work in teams on real-world community research projects with faculty mentors and community partners. Prerequisite: University Studies 10.

University Studies 181 Internship in Civic and Community Engagement (2 to 4). Provides an opportunity to extend learning into a community-based setting addressing important social, environmental, and public issues. The internship project has a creative and scholarly component where students initiate their own action or inquiry experience. Prerequisite: University Studies 10. May be taken for credit twice.

Minor in Global Sustainability

321 Steinhaus Hall; (949) 824-6006; Fax (949) 824-2181
Peter J. Bryant and Peter A. Bowler, Co-Directors

Core Faculty

Peter A. Bowler, Director of the UCI Arboretum and Herbarium, UC Natural Reserve System Academic Coordinator, and Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Peter J. Bryant, Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology

Michael L. Burton, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

William S. Reeburgh, Professor Emeritus of Earth System Science

Susan E. Trumbore, Professor of Earth System Science

The interdisciplinary minor in Global Sustainability trains students to understand the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the resources available on this planet.

As a result of population growth and the pursuit of higher standards of living, humanity has initiated many global trends that cannot be sustained indefinitely. Some of these trends are physicochemical in nature, such as the rapid depletion of fossil fuels and the increasing pollution of our environment, including the accumulation of ozone-depleting chemicals with consequent increase of ultraviolet radiation at the earth's surface, and the buildup of carbon dioxide that is almost certainly causing global warming. Other trends are biological ones including the degradation of agricultural land, the destruction of many kinds of wildlife habitat with associated high rates of species extinction, and the depletion of wildlife populations by over-exploitation. Global changes are also taking place in the human situation including loss of cultural diversity, a growing income gap between rich and poor nations leading to deepening poverty and additional pressure for biological resource exploitation, accelerating urbanization with associated social problems, and regional population and economic imbalances leading to escalating political tensions and potential for conflict. This program examines the causes of, and interrelationships between, these problems and considers new approaches to solving them. Its goal is to provide broad, interdisciplinary training that will allow students to better understand and effectively deal with the serious environmental problems that we will face in the twenty-first century.

The minor is open to all UCI students. Course descriptions are available in the academic department sections of the Catalogue.

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of an introductory sequence of three core courses: Earth System Science 1 (The Physical Environment), Biological Sciences 65 (Biodiversity and Conservation), and Anthropology 20A (People, Cultures, and Environmental Sustainability).

Three relevant elective courses (12 units): One elective course must be taken in each of the following three disciplines, and at least two of these must be upper division. Students may select from the following list and must have their choices approved by a panel of participating faculty:

Biological Sciences: 55 (Introduction to Ecology), 94 (From Organisms to Ecosystems), E106 (Processes in Ecology and Evolution), E150 (Conservation Biology), E175 (Restoration Ecology), E178 (Ocean Ecology), E179 (Limnology and Freshwater Biology), E186 (Population and Community Ecology).

Physical Sciences/Engineering: Earth System Science 3 (Oceanography), 5 (The Atmosphere); Engineering 20 (Energy and Society); Civil and Environmental Engineering CEE121 (Transportation Systems I: Analysis and Design), CEE122 (Transportation Systems II: Operations and Control), CEE123 (Transportation Systems III: Planning and Forecasting); Physics 16 (Physics of Weapons and Their Control), 20C (Observational Astronomy).

Social Sciences/Social Ecology: Anthropology 125A (Economic Anthropology), 125B (Ecological Anthropology); Economics 145E (Economics of the Environment); Planning, Policy, and Design 133 (Environmental Law), 134 (Human Ecology); Political Science 149 (when topic is Global Environmental Politics); Sociology 44 (Population).

Senior Seminar on Global Sustainability I, II, III: During their final year in this program, students complete Biological Sciences 191A-B-C (same as Earth System Science 190A-B-C and Social Ecology 186A-B-C) which includes a seminar, directed study, and independent research in a relevant area. This work forms the basis for a senior research paper which is completed and presented near the end of spring quarter in a colloquium.

Minor in the History and Philosophy of Science

(949) 824-6495
Brian Skyrms, Director

Participating Faculty

Francisco J. Ayala, University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences

Jeffrey A. Barrett, Department Chair and Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science

William H. Batchelder, Professor of Cognitive Sciences

Paul C. Eklof, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Matthew D. Foreman, Professor of Mathematics and of Logic and Philosophy of Science

Douglas M. Haynes, Director of the ADVANCE Program for Faculty Equity and Diversity and Associate Professor of History

Donald Hoffman, Professor of Cognitive Sciences

Karl G. Hufbauer, Professor Emeritus of History

Mary-Louise Kean, Professor Emerita of Cognitive Sciences

Stuart M. Krassner, Professor Emeritus of Developmental and Cell Biology

J. Karel Lambert, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

R. Duncan Luce, UCI Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Sciences and Economics

Penelope Maddy, UCI Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and of Mathematics

Louis Narens, Professor of Cognitive Sciences

Alan Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Riley Newman, Professor Emeritus of Physics

Robert Newsom, Professor Emeritus of English

Terence D. Parsons, Professor of Philosophy, UCLA

A. Kimball Romney, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Michael R. Rose, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jonas Schultz, Professor Emeritus of Physics

Brian Skyrms, Director of the Minor in the History and Philosophy of Science and UCI Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and of Economics

Norman M. Weinberger, Research Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior

Peter Woodruff, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

The minor in the History and Philosophy of Science is intended for students who wish to study the history of science, the philosophical foundations of scientific inquiry, and the relationship between science and other fields. The history of science explores how science is actually done and how it has influenced history. This may involve tracking down an idea's source or its influences, evaluating the cultural forces at work in the generation of a scientific theory or the reaction of culture to science, or taking a detailed look at the work of a particular scientist or movement within science. The philosophy of science is concerned with determining what science and mathematics are, accounting for their apparent successes, and resolving problems of philosophical interest that arise in the sciences. Philosophy of science courses cover such topics as the role of logic and language in science and in mathematics, scientific explanation, evidence, and probability. These courses may also cover work that has been done on the philosophical problems in specific sciences—for example, the direction of time in physics, the model of mind in psychology, the structure of evolution theory in biology, and the implications of Gödel's incompleteness theorems for mathematics.

The minor is available to all UCI students. Course descriptions may be found in the academic department sections of the Catalogue.

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of seven courses as follows: (1) two courses selected from Logic and Philosophy of Science 31, 40, History 60; (2) two courses selected from History 135B, 135C, 135D, 135E, Philosophy 110-115 (when topic is science), Psychology 120H; and (3) three courses selected from Linguistics 141, 143, Logic and Philosophy of Science 106, 107, 108, 140, 141A, 141B, 141C, 141D, 142, 143, 145, 146, 147.

Minor in Native American Studies

Participating Faculty

Rachel O'Toole, Assistant Professor of History

Justin B. Richland, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Jaime E. Rodríguez, Professor of History

Gabriele Schwab, UCI Chancellor's Professor of Comparative Literature and English

Pat Seed, Professor of History

Tanis Thorne, Lecturer in History

Steven C. Topik, Professor of History

The minor in Native American Studies is an interdisciplinary, interschool program which focuses on history, culture, religion, and the environment. The three core courses serve as an introduction to the Native American experience from the perspective of different historical periods and frameworks of analysis. Study in the minor is enriched by the research and teaching interests of faculty from different departments.

The minor is open to all UCI students. Advising information is available from the undergraduate counseling offices in the Schools of Humanities, Social Ecology, and Social Sciences.

Course descriptions are available in the academic department sections and at

Requirements for the Minor

Core courses: Religious Studies 90 (Native American Religions and the Environmental Ethic; same as History 12); History 15A (Native American History); and Sociology 65 (Cultures in Collision: Indian-White Relations Since Columbus; same as Anthropology 85A).

Four upper-division courses selected from Anthropology 121D (Cross-Cultural Studies of Gender), 135A (Religion and Social Order), 162A (Peoples and Cultures of Latin America); Art History 175 (Studies in Native and Tribal Art); Criminology, Law and Society C158 (U.S. Law and Native Americans); Education 124 (Multicultural Education in K-12 Schools); History 161A (Indian and Colonial Societies in Mexico); Social Science 175B (Ethnic and Racial Communities); Women's Studies 156A (Race and Gender), 158B (Defining Women of Color).

Students may also select from the following courses when the topics presented relate to Native American Studies: Anthropology 149 (Special Topics in Archaeology), 169 (Special Topics in Area Studies); Comparative Literature 105 (Comparative Multiculturalism); English 105 (Multicultural Topics in Literature in English); History 169 (Topics in Latin American History); Sociology 149 (Special Topics: Structures), 169 (Special Topics: Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity).