Minor in Social Justice
Preparation to Live & Work in an Increasingly Diverse Society
The study of social justice helps students understand how gender, race, ethnicity, social class, religion, sexuality and other differences interact to create social division and conflict and, in turn, how we might better work to resolve conflicts as actively and intentionally engaged members of society.
Goals of the Minor
- Explore social justice and the way gender, race and ethnicity, social class and sexuality intersect
- Enable students to recognize and strengthen the relationship between theory and practice as it relates to social and community change
- Help students critique traditional disciplinary knowledge and analytical skills for understanding how knowledge is grounded in human experience.
- Further college and societal goals of diversity and their relationship to society
- Meet societal needs for building civility and respect between social groups
The minor in social justice, housed in the Department of History, Culture and Society, is an interdisciplinary program that helps students understand the catalysts, foundations and possible solutions to systemic injustices in society. The minor requires basic theoretical grounding as well as hands-on experience in the field. Requirements for the minor include two core courses, three electives, and a field experience course and are listed in the current catalog.