Learning and Organizational Change Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Concentration Program—16 units*

Course Title
Required Courses (7 units)
LOC 211-0Intro to Organization Theory & Practice
LOC 306-0Studies in Organizational Change
1 course for the Sociocultural cluster from:
Culture and Cognition
Culture and Cognition: SESP Leadership Institute
Culture and Cognition
Redesigning Everyday Organizations
1 course for the Cognitive Psychology cluster from:
Cognition and Action
Learning and Thinking in Organizations
1 course for the Organizational Design cluster from:
Redesigning Everyday Organizations
Psychology of Technology & Instructional Design
Design of Learning Environments
Designing for Social Change
Pedagogies for History and Injustice: Holocaust Education Design
2 courses for the Organizational Analysis cluster from:
Team Dynamics
Tools for Organizational Analysis
Modern Organization and Innovations
Organizational Planning & Analysis
Statistical Causal Inference
Special Topics (Computing, Ethics, and Society)
Social Policymaking and Implementation
Concentration Extension Course (9 units)
Must be selected from an approved list of courses in LOC, other SESP concentrations, and disciplines such as cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, economics, psychology, and sociology. Must include at least 4 courses at the 300 level. Up to 3 units of SESP 390-0 Research Apprenticeship or SESP 399-0 Independent Study and 3 units of SESP 398-0 Honors Thesis may be counted toward this requirement.
Students who are interested in the business field are encouraged to take 3 or more units in economics, business institutions, computer science, industrial engineering, or a foreign language for example, Economics (e.g., ECON 201-0 Introduction to Macroeconomics, ECON 202-0 Introduction to Microeconomics), business institutions (e.g., BUS_INST 301-0 Accounting​).

SESP Core (8 units)

Course Title
Seminar—1 unit
SESP 200-0Understanding Knowledge
Human Development—1 unit
SESP 201-0Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence
or SESP 203-0 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging
or HDC 310-0 The Art and Science of Aging
Methodologies —2 units
SESP 210-0Introduction to Statistics and Research Methodology
SESP 272-0Field Research Methods
Experiential Learning—4 units 1
SESP 384-0Practicum in Human Development - Washington, D.C.
or SESP 389-0 Practicum in Human Development - San Francisco
or SESP 392-0 Experiential Learning: Practicum

Overlay Requirements*

Course Title
Global Engagement
1 quarter of study abroad or 3 quarters of foreign language or equivalent. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global engagement requirement is subject to change.
Heterogeneities, Systems, and Inequalities
1 course counted towards the concentration: HDC 305-0, LOC 214-0, LOC 214-BR, LRN_SCI 214-0, LRN_SCI 309-0, SESP 317-0, SESP 324-0, SESP 351-0 (Computing, Ethics, and Society), SOC_POL 331-0, TEACH_ED 302-0
Methods in Context
1 course counted towards the concentration: HDC 351-0, LOC 311-0, LRN_SCI 301-0, LRN_SCI 309-0, LRN_SCI 313-0, LRN_SCI 351-0, LRN_SCI 372-0, SESP 251-0 (Community Based Research Methods: Educational Justice), SESP 303-0, SESP 310-0, SESP 324-0, SESP 351-0, SOC_POL 330-0, SOC_POL 331-0, SOC_POL 332-0, SOC_POL 351-0

Distribution Requirements (10 units)

  • 2 natural sciences courses
  • 2 formal studies courses (mathematics, logic, etc.)
  • 2 historical studies courses
  • 2 ethics and values courses (philosophy, religion, etc.)
  • 2 literature and fine arts courses

Selected courses from Weinberg College and professional schools across the University may be used to fulfill distribution requirements with the consent of the student’s adviser and the SESP assistant dean for student affairs.

Electives (8 units)

Courses from any school across the University may be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students are encouraged to discuss their elective plans with their advisers; they may be able to pursue a second major or a minor using elective credits.