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Cognate Options For LEP

Every Social Work major at SCSU is required to take 6 Cognate classes OR complete the requirements for any minor at the University. Both options require 6 classes/18 credits.  If a student chooses the Cognate option, they must pick 6 courses from this list of accepted Social Work Cognate classes:

    • Any Sociology class (SOC) (including SOC0*, SOC Transfer Electives)
    • Any Anthropology class (ANT) 
    • Any Psychology class (PSY) (including PSY0*, PSY Transfer Electives) 
    • Any Women’s Studies class (WMS)
    • Any Public Health Class (PCH)
    • Any DAR Classes (except DAR*251 and DAR*252)


    Any class from this list:

    COM 150:            World of Communication 

    COM 210:            Human Communication 

    COM 225:            Interpersonal Communication 

    COM 300:            Organizational Communication 

    COM 302:            Relational Communication 

    COM 370:            Interpersonal Conflict and Communication 

    COM 375:            Family Communication 

    COM 387:            Communication Theory 

    COM 410:            Crisis and Communication 

    COM 440:            Cultural Influences on Communication

    ENG 317:             Cross-cultural Literatures & Contexts 

    ENG 383             American Women Writers 

    ENG 423:             Contemp. African-American Novelists 

    ENG 462:             Gay and Lesbian Film and Literature 

    EXC 380:             Sports Psychology 

    GEO 200             Human Geography 

    GEO 305:             Environmental Economic Geography 

    GEO 405:             Environmental Justice

    HON 494:            Honors Thesis Proposal

    HON 495:            Honors Thesis

    JRN 240:              Race and the News

    LIT 382:               Contemp. Latin American Lit. 

    MGT 418:            Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

    PHI 220 :              Ethics: Know Thyself 

    PHI 242 :              Death and the Meaning of Life 

     PHI 325 :              Bio-Ethics of the Life Sciences 

    PHI 327 :              Moral Problems in the Law 

    PHI 207:              Religious Dimensions of Human Experience

    PHI 310:              Women and Philosophy 

    PHI 355:              Philosophy of Religion 

    PHI 375:              Phil. of Political & Social Change

    PSC 150:              Thinking about Politics

    PSC 200:              Political Change and Conflict

    PSC 214:              Everyday Politics of Speaking 

    REC 311:              Introduction to Child Life Therapy 

    REC 312:              Therapeutic Play 

    REC 307:              Disabilities in Society

    REC 390:              Grant Writing

    SED 225:              Intro to Exceptionalities

    SED 235:              Early Child Special Ed for the Exceptional Individual 

    SED 481:              Teaching Exceptional Students (Elementary)

    SED 482:              Teaching Exceptional Students (Secondary)

    SED 498:              Global Studies in Special Ed (Guatemala)

    SHE 301:              Drug Education 

    SHE 302:              Mental Health Education


*** Note: Some cognates have pre-requisite requirements that need to be met prior to enrolling in the course.   Additional courses may be selected with the approval of the advisor.