Social Justice Studies

Required Courses

There are three required courses.

Theories of Social Justice (SJS 100)

An interdisciplinary, introductory course on theories of social justice, team-taught from several perspectives in the social sciences and humanities. Focuses on the central theoretical frameworks utilized by scholars working in this diverse field. Introduces students to key thinkers associated with social justice studies and develops a comprehensive and critical understanding of the concepts that these thinkers apply to social justice issues.

The Practice of Social Justice (SJS 200)

An interdisciplinary, introduction to the practice of social justice, team-taught from several perspectives in the social sciences and humanities. Focuses on understanding the application of social justice concepts and theories to effect social and political change. Topics include the social and political movements and processes that have been mobilized to address issues of social injustice.

Advanced Seminar (SJS 400A)

Interdisciplinary exploration of theories and methodological approaches that bear on key questions of social justice.