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Social Justice

Program Learning Goals

The Social Justice program is designed to provide students the opportunity to:

  • Critically engage histories and geographies of domination.
  • Critically engage particular populations’ experiences of oppression.
  • Explore theories of justice in relation to reduction of social inequalities.
  • Examine policy alternatives that foster collective action or redistributive effects.

Expected Learning Outcomes for Social Justice majors

Students who complete the Social Justice major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how the practices of marginalization and domination give rise to social injustice and the social and cultural responses to them.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of human rights (including civil, political, social-cultural, and economic rights) and other theories of social justice.
  • Apply the principles in #1 and #2 to real-life situations.

The major in Social justice is designed to combine a strong theoretical understanding with experiential learning through practical application.