Education and Society Minor Requirements


The Education and Society minor requires a total of five courses, including:

1. CHDV 20100 Human Development Research Design (Students majoring in Comparative Human Development must complete an alternate methods course, as described below).
This requirement stems from our belief that the theoretical study of education should be rooted in a broad understanding of methods, and that the course of study lends itself to the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods.  Students unable to enroll in CHDV 20100 may petition for other social science research methods courses to count toward this requirement.

2. Four approved courses designated as counting toward the Education and Society minor (see our course offerings here).
Students must also complete four approved electives that consider psychological, social, economic, political, or cultural factors in education. The four approved courses may be taken from the list of courses outlined by the faculty co-administrators annually. Students may also petition for other courses not on the list to be counted toward the minor with the faculty co-administrators.

Courses counted for the minor:

      • May not be double counted with the student’s major(s) or with other minors;
      • May not be counted toward general education requirements; and
      • Must be taken for quality grades (not P/F)
      • Only university-level courses offered by the University of Chicago may be approved for the minor’s requirements; no other form of credit (including Advanced Placement) is allowed.

Alternative Methods Courses for Comparative Human Development Majors

Comparative Human Development majors declaring the Education and Society minor must take a different approved methods course, as CHDV 20100 is a requirement of the major.

The following methods courses are approved alternatives for Comparative Human Development majors. Additional methods courses may also be approved by consent from the faculty co-administrators:

      • ANTH 21420 Ethnographic Methods
      • PBPL 26400 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy
      • PSYC 20200 Psychological Research Methods
      • SOCI 20001 Sociological Methods
      • SOSC 20224 Virtual Ethnographic Field Research Methods