Requirements

  • Minor in Social Justice

    No major is available

    Requirements for the Minor:

    At least 6 credits

    • Students are required to take two of the following core courses:
      • Ethics Center/Philosophy 276: Social Justice and Human Rights
      • Ethics Center/Philosophy 277: Social Justice versus Freedom?
      • Ethics Center/Philosophy 352: Topics in Social Justice (Prerequisite: EC/Phil 276 or 277.)
    • 4 courses from the list below, at least one course must be at the 300-level or higher, and these four additional courses must come from at least two different departments or programs.  (Some of the courses below may have prerequisites.)
      • African American Studies 110: Introduction to African American Studies
      • African American Studies 312: Black Metropolis: A Study of Black Life in Chicago
      • African American Studies 325: Black Literature of the 60s and its Legacy
      • Art 261: Art of Social Change
      • Biology 105: Public Health
      • Business 360: Social Entrepreneurship
      • Chemistry 107: Developing World Thirst for Energy
      • Communication 253: Argumentation and Advocacy
      • Communication 283: Race, Media, and Culture
      • Communication 381: History and Theory of Freedom of Expression
      • Communication 382: Women’s Rhetoric and the Feminist Critique
      • Communication 385: Public Sphere
      • Economics 245: Child Labor in Latin America
      • Economics 265: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination
      • Economics 280: The Mexican-American Border
      • Economics 381: Economics of Development
      • Economics 489: Globalization and its Impact on Rich and Poor Countries
      • Education 212: Educational Reform in the U.S.
      • Education 309: Immigration and Education: Race, Language, and American Schools
      • Education 310: Equity and Social Justice in Education
      • Education 320: Comparative and International Education: Education as the Practice of Freedom
      • Environmental Studies 387: Who Speaks for Animals?
      • Ethics Center 250 Dialogue: Race, Ethnicity, Religion (0.50 credits)
      • Ethics Center 252 Dialogue: Gender Identity (0.50 credits)
      • Ethics Center 320: Topics in Ethics (when topics are appropriate, as determined by the Director)
      • History courses related to the student’s interests/topic, with the approval of the Director
      • French 308: Contemporary France  
      • French 330: The French-Speaking World
      • Spanish 306: Intro to Latin American Culture
      • Spanish 320: Spanish for International Relations
      • Spanish 325: U.S. Latino Literature
      • Philosophy 117: Political Philosophy
      • Philosophy 200: Philosophy and Gender
      • Philosophy 203: Business and Professional Ethics
      • Philosophy 205: Medical Ethics
      • Philosophy 210: Environmental Ethics
      • Philosophy 212: Multicultural Approaches to the Environment
      • Philosophy 245: Philosophy of Humans and Animals
      • Philosophy 271: African American Philosophy
      • Philosophy 272: Currents in Latin American Thought
      • Philosophy 325: Major Ethical Theories
      • Politics 213: Non-Violence and Politics of Change
      • Politics 216: Politics of the Middle East
      • Politics 217: African Politics
      • Politics 219: Politics of Latin America
      • Politics 235: Race and Gender in American Politics
      • Politics 241: Global Issues
      • Politics 242: Politics of the Third World
      • Politics 310: State and Nation Building
      • Politics 350: Liberty
      • Politics 351: Justice and the Law
      • Politics 352: Liberalism and its Critics
      • Politics 358: Democratic Theory
      • Politics 363: The Fourteenth Amendment
      • Politics 365: Civil Liberties
      • Psychology 205: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
      • Psychology 340: Psychology of Sex and Gender
      • Psychology 355: Community Psychology
      • Religion 118: Religious Ethics
      • Religion 230: Religion and Politics
      • Religion 231: Christianity and Politics
      • Religion 240: Religious and Ethical Perspectives on the Environment
      • Religion 318: Contemporary Buddhism and Social Engagement
      • Sociology & Anthropology 235: Racism and Ethnic Relations
      • Sociology & Anthropology 239: Social Movements and Society
      • Sociology & Anthropology 250: Globalization of Culture and Society
      • Sociology & Anthropology 271: Technology and Human Values
      • Sociology & Anthropology 280: Gender, Culture, and Society
      • Sociology & Anthropology 290: Social Problems and Social Policy
      • Sociology & Anthropology 315: Social Ethics of Energy Production and Use
      • Sociology & Anthropology 370: Social Inequality
      • Theater 241: African American Drama and Theater
      • Approved internship or off-campus study (up to two credits)

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Internships

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Alumni

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