Thanks for your interest in the CASC minor. In order to declare the minor, please complete the following steps:
Please note, SW 305 is not a pre-requisite to the CASC minor. You may begin taking any of the cluster area courses before taking SW 305 and before declaring the minor.
Prospective students are welcome to join CASC info sessions for general information about the minor, to learn more about academic requirements, the process to declare, and the MSW preferred admissions program. Sessions will be hosted once a month in the School of Social Work. Visit the CASC events calendar for more information about the date, time, and location. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional inquires.
SW 305: Theories and Practices for Community Action and Social Change (3 credits, SS distribution credit for UM students enrolled prior to winter 2020)
This foundation course is designed to prepare students to be informed and active participants in the process of community building and social change. The course uses a multidisciplinary framework to develop competencies that will help students envision what community action and social change look like, identify and implement steps towards social change, build on positive sources of power, indigenous knowledge and experiences of individuals, groups, and communities who are engaged in social change efforts.
(12 credits, minimum of 3 credits in each cluster)
Note: Class substitutions may be made upon advisor approval.
Upon completion of core course and electives, students will enroll in a one-credit capstone course to develop an integrative learning project, in consultation with social work faculty advisors or other faculty steering committee members.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106