Community Development & Leadership Option (BS in Social Science)
As a Social Science student pursing the option in Community Development and Leadership program, you will investigate the social and cultural dynamics in our communities, explore how these dynamics impact the development of sustainable communities, and examine how effective community leadership impacts positive social change. This program is taught to complement Oregon State University's existing strength in environmental sciences and OSU-Cascades concentration on sustainability. The curriculum, in keeping with the most current scholarly approaches to studies in social science, allows you to synthesize ideas from varied disciplines to examine how you can work for a more sustainable future. You will gain fundamental skills in communication, political science, anthropology, environmental science and where these fields intersect with the arts and sciences. Areas of investigation include wellness, place, dwelling, food and community, migration and sense of place, sustainable communication, and community dialogue and public environments.