Major in Social Justice A student majoring in social justice must take twelve (12) courses using the guidelines below, and with the approval of the director of the program. An internship or work experience in the field is highly recommended. Students must take the two (2) required courses, meet the breadth requirement, and meet the concentration requirement to graduate with the social justice major. Required Courses SOCJ 1100 - Introduction to Issues in Social Justice SOCJ 5900 - Social Justice Capstone Breadth Courses Students must elect at least one (1) course from each of the following five areas. A minimum of two (2) of these courses must be at the 3000 level or above. Courses that fulfill this requirement are designated by departments in the relevant areas: 1. One course in politics or legal studies from the following: LGST 1110 - Legal Systems in American Society LGST 3100 - American Constitutional Law LGST 3810 - Criminal Law and Practice PSCI 3430 - Gender Politics 2. One course in social, cultural, economic, or psychological analysis of social justice issues: ANTH 3460 - From Development to Globalization CFST 3300 - The Role of Conflict in Social Change EDU 5620 - Education and Cultural Diversity SOC 3750 - Criminology SOCJ 3200 - Sexuality and the Law 3. One course in history with a social justice focus:(See advisor for approval of history topics courses.) Recent offerings include: HIST 3960 - Topics in Comparative History Topic: Disease & Society in International Perspective Topic: International Human Rights Law Topic: History of Slavery and Emancipation 3800 - Topics in Gender History 3930 - Landmark Trials in American History 4. One course that offers a broad perspective on moral, ethical, or values concerns:These concerns shape the quest for social justice from philosophy, religion, or selected literature and other courses: ANTH 3330 - North American Indian History and Cultures ANTH 3360 - Race: Biological Fact or Cultural Construct? ANTH 3570 - Religion, Culture, and the State ENG 1270 - African-American Literatures PHIL 1140 - Ethics PHIL 3190 - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy PHIL 3250 - Feminist Philosophy PHIL 3360 - Philosophy of Nonviolence REL 1400 - Christian Ethics REL 1510 - Jewish Ethics REL 3300 - Reformers and Revolutionaries in the Ancient and Medieval World Other relevant courses may also be available with permission from the program director/advisor. 5. One practical skills course:One course that provides students with practical skills to permit them to be effective in advancing social justice concerns, e.g., communication theory, legal research, advocacy, writing courses, financial and human resource expertise, internship experience, from the following: COMM 1650 - Argumentation and Advocacy COMM 3360 - Interpersonal Communication COMM 3380 - Small Group Communication COMM 3390 - Organizational Communication LGST 1250 - Legal Research and Writing Concentration Options Students must elect an area for concentrated study, consisting of at least five (5) courses. A minimum of four (4) of these courses must be at the 3000 level or above. This selected concentration area may be: 1. A concentration in an existing discipline or interdisciplinary program, such as philosophy, religion, political science, law, economics, women’s studies, etc. 2. A concentration focusing on a particular geographical area, such as Latin America, the United States, Asia, Africa, etc. In some cases, the global studies major will be a better alternative for students interested in area studies or human rights. 3. A concentration designed in cooperation with the faculty advisor that focuses on a student’s particular area of interest, which may include elements drawn from existing departments and programs, but may also include coursework that is not offered by those departments or programs. An internship, if done for academic credit, may also be included.