May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Justice Minor

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Course Requirements

Social Justice Core (6 credits)

One of the Four Electives for the Social Justice Minor May Come from this List:

Total Credits Required for Minor: 18

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
  • No more than two courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student’s major, other minors, or programs.
  • Transfer credit policy:  The department accepts up to 9 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the minor requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Minor in Social Justice, students should be able to:

  • Think critically and sociologically about social injustices and inequities.
  • Understand the intersection of socially and culturally constructed identities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, age, and religion.
  • Understand the categories of discrimination and their effects, including but not limited to racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism.
  • Understand the role of social science in the development of an informed approach to social justice.
  • Know how to acquire and evaluate data associated with social justice issues, and acquire the skills needed to assess the validity and reliability of such data.
  • Gain significant practical experience doing social justice service and/or advocacy work.

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