How to Petition Courses for your Concentration

The petition process is simple, and the vast majority are approved.  

  • We prefer that petitions are for current courses or courses taken in the previous semester. You may consult with Dr. Greene or Dr. Barnes in advance about a course you want to take and may need to petition. Complete core courses before petitioning concentration courses.
  • Download the petition form - download the pdf found below
  • On the form, make an specific argument demonstrating how the material in the specific course applies to the intellectual focus of your concentration, and fits with the other courses in your concentration.
  • Submit the petition and a course syllabus to Dr. Barnes or Dr. Greene

HSOC Course Petition.docx