Social Responsibility (A)

  • A Saint Mary's student evaluates social conditions.  For example:  She recognizes how cultural, political, and economic structure and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create/enhance privilege and power for individuals or groups.  She recognizes the ways social systems promote or deter people in maintaining or achieving health, well-being, and human dignity.


  • A Saint Mary’s student discerns human needs.  For example: She identifies human needs of individuals situated within the context of culture and environment.  She analyzes and evaluates the relationship of rights and responsibilities to human needs.

NOTE:  The Sophia Program represents a dynamic curriculum with regular changes and new courses certified for particular learning outcomes.  The following lists of Sophia Program course certifications are accurate at the time of publication.  Not all sections of all courses have been certified for the Sophia Program.  The class schedule search feature in PRISM, as well as the current schedule pdf, provides section-level certification details.

Achieve Social Responsibility Outcomes through one course from either Social Responsibility A or Social Responsibility B:

ANTH 141 People and Nature 3 hours
ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Languages 3 hours
*BUAD 329 Gender and Race Issues in Management 3 hours
BUAD 346 Personal Ethics and Corporate Culture (cross-listed with JUST 346)    3 hours
CHEM 118 General, Organic & Bio-Chemistry 5 hours
ENLT 365 African-American Literature 3 hours
GERO 201 Gerontology: Policies and Services 3 hours 
GLST 101 Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Context 3 hours
GWS 207 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies 3 hours 
GWS 220 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3 hours 
*GWS 240 Gender and Environmental Justice 3 hours 
*GWS 275  Global Women's Leadership 6 hours 
HIST 103 World Civilization I 3 hours
HUST 103 Lives and Times 3 hours 
HUST 212 High Society 3 hours 
JUST 346 Personal Ethics & Corporate Culture (cross-listed with BUAD 346)   3 hours
MLSP 116 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4 hours
PHIL 110 Introductory Philosophy 3 hours
*PHIL 254 Social Justice 3 hours
POSC 160 Global Political Issues 3 hours
*PSYC 337 Social Psychology 3 hours 
RLST 236 Faith in Action 3 hours
RLST 261 Catholic Faith and Life 3 hours 
*RLST 476 Theology for Ministry I: Theory 3 hours
*RLST 486 Theology for Ministry II: Practicum 1-3 hours
SOC 153 Sociological Imaginations 3 hours
SOC 203  Social Problems 4 hours
SOC 204 Social Psychology 3 hours 
SOC 222 Contested Masculinities 3 hours
SOC 230 Inequalities in Education 3 hours 
SOC 255 Race, Ethnicity and Identity in the U.S. 3 hours
SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours 
SW 202 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours 
SW 235 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3 hours
SW 236 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3 hours
SW 334 Social Welfare Policy and Service 3 hours
SW 340 Working with Diverse Populations 3 hours
SW 360 Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours
SW 362 Perspectives in Gerontology 3 hours
SW 365 DSM-5 and Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan 3 hours
SW 370 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Issues 3 hours 
THTR 378 Contemporary Women's Drama 3 hours

All courses also fulfill LO1 requirements except those marked by an asterisk (*)