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.