• Social Justice Minor

    Minor Requirements

    Objective: To permit students majoring in other fields the opportunity to develop an integrated basis for analysis of social justice issues.

    The minor in social justice consists of a minimum of six (6) courses, at least three of which must be 3000 level or higher-level courses. Minors are required to take:

    The social justice foundations course:

    Five additional breadth courses

    Students must select one course from each of the following five areas. An internship may be substituted for one breadth area.

    1. One course in politics or legal studies:

    2. One course in social, cultural, economic, or psychological analysis of social justice issues:

    3. One course in history with a social justice focus:

    (See program director for approval of history topics courses.) Recent offerings include:

    • Topics: Disease & Society in International Perspective; International Human Rights Law; History of Slavery and Emancipation

    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 courses. Other relevant courses may be taken with permission from the program director.

    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, from the following: