The Social Justice major requires eight courses selected from the following, as well as four additional electives from the classes at the bottom of this list:

Awareness and Understanding

  • SJ 110: Intro to Social Justice
  • EDUC 115: Teaching for Social Justice

Structural Inequality

(1 required; choose among)

  • SOAN 349: Gender in Contemporary Society
  • SOAN 352: Urban Sociology
  • SOAN 357: Race and Ethnicity
  • SOAN 359: Social Inequality
  • WGS 351: Global Feminism

Cultural Expressions

(1 required; choose among)

  • CMLT 265: Freedom and Constraint
  • ENG 300.6: Race, Power, and Identity in Postcolonial Literature
  • ENG 266: Caribbean Women Writers
  • WGS 325: Feminist Perspectives on Race and Gender in the Media
  • SPAN 300.8: The Construction of Latin American Identities: From the Center to the Margins
  • SPAN 360: 20th and 21st Century Mexican Literatures and Popular Cultures
  • SPAN 362: The Poetics of Latin American Literature: Short Stories and Poetry
  • SPAN 364: The Latin American Novel within Its Revolutions, Cultures, and Social Changes

Theorizing Social Justice

(1 required; choose among)

  • PHIL 354: Social and Political Philosophy
  • SOAN 358: Society, Politics, and Social Movements
  • WGS 499D: Contemporary Feminist Theory

Research Skills

  • SOAN 279: Sociological Research Methods

Mentored Activism

  • SJ 495 or SJ 490: Internship or Independent Study (with a member of Social Justice-affiliated
    faculty)

Inter-disciplinary Integration

  • SJ 301: Social Justice Capstone

Up to 4 Other Electives

(at least 2 must be numbered 250 or above) from the following:

  • ECON 277: Labor Economics
  • ECON 282: Global Poverty
  • ECON 378: Public Finance
  • GEOL 110: Physical & Environmental Geology
  • MUS 347: History of Jazz
  • PG 260: Equality and American Politics
  • PG 348: Latin American Politics
  • PG 352: Civil Rights and Liberties
  • PG 372: Democracy and its Critics
  • PG 373: Freedom, Equality and Democracy in American Political Thought
  • PHIL 110A: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 112: Critical Thinking: Ideology Critique
  • PHIL 250: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 340/WGS 340: Feminist Philosophy
  • SOAN 111: Cultural Anthropology
  • SOAN 117: Social Problems
  • SOAN 291: Perspectives on Africa
  • SOAN 292: Cultures of the Pacific
  • SOAN 295: Native American Cultures of the Southwest
  • SOAN 347: Health, Illness, Death, and Disability

Note: If double-majoring in SJ and SOAN, then students can have no more than 3 courses overlapping with SJ and SOAN.