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Requirements

Minor in Social Justice

No major is available. Courses taken Pass-Fail may count towards the minor in Social Justice.

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 322: African American Environmental Culture from Slavery to Environmental Justice
    • Environmental Studies 330: Environmental Justice
    • 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 260 Dialogue: Race, Ethnicity, & Gender
    • Ethics Center 320: Topics in Ethics (when topics are appropriate, as determined by the Director)
    • History 231: American Indian Country, 1500-2000
    • 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 238: Jane Addams
    • 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: Psychology of Prejudice
    • 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)