Social Justice and Human Rights
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Social Justice

The minor in social justice engages students in both a critical examination of various forms of injustice (such as poverty, racism, and speciesism, and environmental degradation) and an exploration of strategies for creating and sustaining an equitable and just world. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on disciplines as distinct as critical race studies, critical animal studies, and environmental science. It is designed particularly to help students consider the intersectional nature of all types of exploitation and their related movements for liberation.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 16-22 credits of course work with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Four core courses (13-16 credits)

Social justice (6 credits)

INTS 336 - Poverty, Wealth and Inequality in the US Credits: 3

INTS 337 - Social Justice Consciousness and Personal Transformation Credits: 3

INTS 362 - Social Justice and Human Rights Credits: 3

Environmental or ecological justice course (3-6 credits)

INTS 334 - Environmental Justice Credits: 4

INTS 338 - Animal Rights and Humane Education Credits: 3

INTS 402 - Plants and People - Sustenance, Ceremony, and Sustainability Credits: 6

Activism and advocacy course (4 credits)

INTS 304 - Social Movements and Community Activism Credits: 4

INTS 346 - Art as Social Action Credits: 4

INTS 436 - Social Justice Education Credits: 4

One elective course (3-6 credits)

CONF 394 - Human Rights and Inequality Credits: 3

GOVT 445 - Human Rights Credits: 3

HIST 337 - Race and Gender in American Sports Credits: 3

INTS 210 - Sustainable World Credits: 4

INTS 300 - Law and Justice Credits: 3

INTS 304 - Social Movements and Community Activism Credits: 4

INTS 310 - Violence and Gender Credits: 3-6

INTS 336 - Poverty, Wealth and Inequality in the US Credits: 3

INTS 346 - Art as Social Action Credits: 4

INTS 347 - Gender Representation in Popular Culture Credits: 3-6

INTS 362 - Social Justice and Human Rights Credits: 3

INTS 402 - Plants and People - Sustenance, Ceremony, and Sustainability Credits: 6

INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement Credits: 3

INTS 435 - Leadership in a Changing Environment Credits: 4

INTS 436 - Social Justice Education Credits: 4

PSYC 427 - Community Engagement for Social Change Credits: 3

SOCI 307 - Social Movements and Political Protest Credits: 3

SOCI 308 - Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World Credits: 3

SOCI 315 - Contemporary Gender Relations Credits: 3

SOCI 320 - Social Structure and Globalization Credits: 3

SOCI 355 - Social Inequality Credits: 3

SOCI 382 - Education in Contemporary Society Credits: 3

WMST 200 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3

WMST 308 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Queer Studies Credits: 3

WMST 330 - Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3

WMST 402 - Queer Theory Credits: 3

Total: 16-22 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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