Program Description

This certificate is designed to provide learners with opportunities of discovery in respect to the diverse world we live in. The certificate is designed to educate learners about the social and economic variations we experience both domestically and internationally. In addition, course selections provide opportunities for learners to better understand how to approach social and economic interactions through critical and ethical ways. Learners must complete five courses to earn the certificate. Economics and Intro to Sociology are required, and the learner may choose three of the remaining six courses available to meet the five course requirement.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Examine the role of tolerance in promoting peace and security in a diverse world
  • Employ the basic American values of justice and equality to increase the probability of respectful encounters among people
  • Explain the concepts of culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions
  • Investigate the interrelationship of social problems and their roots in fundamental societal institutions
  • Critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations
  • Analyze factors which influence national economic policy
  • Observe how a market-oriented economic system operates
  • Determine the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy

Courses

The Socioeconomic Studies Certificate is a 15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ECONOMICS 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
Choose three of the following courses: 9.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00
TOLERANCE AND INHUMANITY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

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