Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies
West Chester University
and Urban Studies Program
543 Main Hall, West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
We offer an 18 credit minor, which includes multiple options. Our core courses provide essential grounding and hands-on experience in the role youth can play in social change in their environments, and our focused electives provide background in urban issues and historical and contemporary change related to social systems, such as schools, government, health and more. Request YES advising sheet.
Required: 9 Semester Hours
Focused Electives: 9 Semester Hours
One course from each of the next three categories:
Urban Contexts and Communities
Youth and Social Systems
Empowerment Work in Diverse Communities. Any additional course, housed in any College or Department, which integrates service learning/community-engaged learning/community-engaged research/field placement in urban settings or with diverse populations; courses should take critical and strength-based approaches to issues addressed. Courses and placements that qualify will be approved by the Coordinator of the program by review of syllabi. Students and faculty should contact the YES Coordinator about particular courses.
Upcoming Courses and Dates