The Educated Rabble-Rouser

After gaining a foundation of knowledge of ecological and social problems, students put theory to practice by developing projects that allow them to act as change agents within their communities. Recommended (but not required) to take a course from the first group last.

Instructions for Focal Study 29

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.

First Cluster (complete 1 course)
ARTST 122 Studio I CE (any topic) 2-4 credits
ARTST 207 Design for Sustainability 4 credits
ARTST 222 Studio II CE (any topic) 2-4 credits
ARTST 307 Leadership Through Design 4 credits
ARTST 372 Interdisciplinary Design Seminar non majors 2 credits
MEDA 153/353 Video Community Engagement 4 credits
CIV 105 Introduction to Civic Engagement 2 credits
PSY 310 Community Psychology 4 credits
SOCWK 301 Macro Social Work Practice 4 credits
APTH/ENV 385 Eco-Theatre: Community & Performance 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology 4 credits
EDUC 335 Education for Social Justice 2 credits
HIST/GSS 247 Gender and Sexuality in Victorian America 4 credits
HIST 338 Era of the French Revolution 4 credits
POLS 322 The Suppression of Dissent 4 credits
POLS 321 Protest, Dissent, and Social Change 4 credits
POLS 304 Community Politics 4 credits
SOC 102 Social Problems (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC 110 Understanding the Apocalypse 4 credits
SOC 120 Image, Society, and Identity 4 credits
SOC 130 Stump the Sociologist 4 credits
SOC 202 Public Sociology 4 credits
SOC 203 Social Change 4 credits
Third Cluster (complete 1 course)
ENV 141 Permaculture: Design Science (formerly ENV 142) 4 credits

ENV `121


ENV 200

Our Global Environment (for non-majors)


Introduction to Environmental Science (for majors)

4 credits
ENV 330 Ecology and Ecological Design 4 credits
PHY/ENV 160 Energy and the Environment 4 credits


The following special topics courses may count towards the first cluster of Focal Study 29 when the topic/title is as below.  Request approval form the Focal Studies Advisor.

ARTST 121 Eco-Art 4 credits
ARTST 221 Eco-Art 4 credits