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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | Human Relations (B.A.) – CAS

Human Relations (B.A.)

This undergraduate program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

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Description

The human relations major offers students the opportunity to develop a scholarly perspective in the two major social science areas of psychology and sociology, as complementary ways of understanding human behavior and the social world. This interdisciplinary approach fosters greater intellectual sophistication by demonstrating how these disciplines, both separately and combined, interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior and group life.

The human relations major embodies many of the primary goals of the Trinity curriculum by focusing on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics, public policy, and technology. The human relations program is committed to experiential and service learning outside the classroom by promoting internships and practica in students’ areas of interest. The program also offers interdisciplinary connections to other academic programs designed for the wider Trinity community. Students of human relations encounter numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills and are prepared to continue in graduate school or careers in areas of education, social work, counseling, public policy, the non-profit sector, psychology, sociology, management, and other fields which require social interaction and analysis.

The human relations program supports a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. A minor is not offered. CAS students who major in human relations may not minor in general psychology or sociology but may minor in forensic psychology or criminal justice.

Major Requirements

In addition to completing a set of required courses (24 credits), all human relations majors are required to complete one of five course clusters (18 credits): General, Counseling, Child & Family, Adult Health or Social Justice. Each cluster is designed to give the student a degree of expertise within a given area of human relations.

Required Courses (24 credits)
All human relations majors must take ALL of the following courses:

PSYC 101
SOCY 100
MATH 110
HUMR 201

    • HUMR 201 has both of these courses as pre-requisites:
      • PSYC 101
      • SOCY 100

HUMR 211 or HUMR 212
HUMR 311

    • For HUMR 311, majors may substitute either of these courses:
      • PSYC 301
      • SOCY 311

PSYC 490 or SOCY 491
HUMR 499

Majors are also strongly urged to take the following course in their sophomore year:

SSC 207

Human Relations Cluster (18 credits)
All human relations majors choose ONE of the following clusters to complete.

General Cluster

ONE of the following courses:

SOCY 321
SOCY 421

ONE additional sociology course.

ONE of the following courses:

PSYC 211
PSYC 221
PSYC 231

ONE additional psychology course.

TWO additional electives from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Counseling Cluster

ONE of the following courses:

SOCY 261
SOCY 323

ONE of the following courses:

PSYC 221
PSYC 325

THREE of the following courses:

HUMR 350
HUMR 420
PSYC 385
SOCY 105
SOCY 321

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Child & Family Cluster

BOTH of the following courses:

PSYC 231
SOCY 261

THREE of the following courses:

PSYC 233
PSYC 325
PSYC 343
HUMR 214
SOCY 201
SOCY 361

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Adult Health Cluster

BOTH of the following courses:

PSYC 235
SOCY 261

THREE of the following courses:

HUMR 301
PSYC 221
PSYC 262
PSYC 341
PSYC 365
SOCY 241
SOCY 353
SOCY 381

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Social Justice Cluster

BOTH of the following courses:

PSYC 385
SOCY 321

THREE of the following courses:

PSYC 262
PSYC 317
PSYC 401
SOCY 231
SOCY 323
SOCY 333
SOCY 335
SOCY 361
HUMR 301
HUMR 350

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credits earned from AP examinations do not count toward the major.

CLEP Policy:
Students applying for credit from CLEP examination results should consult with the program faculty.

Grades in Major Courses:
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major. Only courses in which the student has earned a C- or above can be accepted as fulfilling major requirements.

Pass/No Pass:
Courses fulfilling major requirements may not be taken pass/no pass.

Senior Assessment:
Students must earn a C- or above in the Senior Seminar, HUMR 499.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty.

Transfer Credits:
Credits in courses equivalent to those required for the major from a similar institution may be accepted towards the major. Students majoring in human relations must take a minimum of two psychology and two sociology courses at Trinity in addition to HUMR 499.

Course Descriptions

HUMR 201
HUMR 211
HUMR 212
HUMR 214
HUMR 301
HUMR 311
HUMR 350
HUMR 420
HUMR 499
MATH 110
PSYC 101
PSYC 211
PSYC 221
PSYC 231
PSYC 233
PSYC 235
PSYC 262
PSYC 317
PSYC 325
PSYC 341
PSYC 343
PSYC 365
PSYC 385
PSYC 490
SOCY 100
SOCY 105
SOCY 201
SOCY 231
SOCY 241
SOCY 261
SOCY 321
SOCY 323
SOCY 333
SOCY 335
SOCY 353
SOCY 361
SOCY 381
SOCY 421
SOCY 491
SSC 207

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