How to Petition Courses for your Concentration

Petitions are best for courses currently being taken or courses taken in the previous semester. You may consult with the Director or Associate Director in advance about a course you want to take and may need to petition.  (Only courses for the  concentration may be petitioned; there are no petitions accepted for any core courses, department electives or capstones)

  • Download the petition form (below)
  • Make an argument as to why the course should count for your concentration--be specific about linking the course content to the concentration, and linking the course to the other courses in the concentration. ¬†What is your "elevator speech" that explains your concentration?
  • Submit the petition and a course syllabus to the Director or Associate Director via email, to their mailbox, or in person

HSOC Course Petition.docx