Social Justice Minor

The Social Justice minor provides interdisciplinary academic classes in which students think critically about social justice and experiential learning activities in which students engage in the work of social justice. The program addresses local, national and international issues of social justice. A core of theory, case studies, and practice is combined with elective courses from across the College of Liberal Arts that address the following areas: histories, cultures and geographies of dominance; experiences of oppression; theories of justice; policies, institutions, and structures that promote or hinder equity; and collective action or processes of change leading to social justice.

The Social Justice minor is a collaboration of the School of Language, Culture, and Society, the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, and the School of Public Policy.

Required Courses
ANTH 373APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE3
or ES 373 APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
or WGSS 373 APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
or WLC 373 APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
ANTH 410INTERNSHIP (3 of active internship, 1 of critical discussion about internship)4
or ES 410 INTERNSHIP
or WGSS 410 INTERNSHIP
or WLC 410 WORLD LANGUAGE INTERNSHIP
ANTH 485CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE2
or ES 485 CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
or WGSS 485 CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
or WLC 485 CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following three areas: 118
Theories and Perspectives
*BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACE
THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
*QUESTS FOR MEANING: WORLD RELIGIONS 2
*ETHICS
*POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
*WORLD-VIEWS AND VALUES IN THE BIBLE 2
*GANDHI AND NONVIOLENCE 2
*PACIFISM, JUST WAR, AND TERRORISM 2
*LAW IN PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE
BUDDHISM, NON-VIOLENCE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 2
*BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
STUDY OF PEACE AND THE CAUSES OF CONFLICT
*INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THOUGHT
*CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
*GENDER AND RACE IN AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY
THEORIES OF LAW
*QUEER THEORIES
*QUEER THEORIES
THEORIES OF FEMINISM
History, Cultures, Experiences of Oppression; Collective Movements
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-AFRICA 2
ANTHROPOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD 2
*GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND CULTURE 2
*NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES 2
*WEALTH AND POVERTY 2
*TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION
*TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION
FRENCH: FRANCOPHONE STUDIES 2
*LESBIAN AND GAY MOVEMENTS IN MODERN AMERICA
*THE HOLOCAUST IN ITS HISTORY 2
*INTRODUCTION TO QUEER STUDIES
*INTRODUCTION TO QUEER STUDIES
*QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES
*QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES
^INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES
^INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES
^INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Systems of Oppression: Institutions, Policies, Structures
*LANGUAGE IN THE USA
*INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
CASH, CLASS AND CULTURE: HUNTER-GATHERERS TO CAPITALISM 2
*ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2
PROPAGANDA AND SOCIAL CONTROL
RHETORIC OF REVOLUTIONARIES AND REACTIONARIES: 1750 TO 1900
RHETORIC OF REVOLUTIONARIES AND REACTIONARIES: 1900-PRESENT
*FOOD JUSTICE 2
*RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES
*RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES
WOMEN IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
WOMEN IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
INTELLECTUAL ISSUES OF MEXICO AND MEXICAN AMERICANS 2
GENDER AND POLITICS
*GENDER AND THE LAW
*TRANSGENDER POLITICS
*TRANSGENDER POLITICS
*SOCIAL INEQUALITY
WELFARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
GIVING AND VOLUNTARISM
*SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION IN WOMEN'S LIVES
*GLOBAL FEMINIST THEOLOGIES 2
Total Hours27

Minor Code: 271