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The Certificate in Social Justice provides concentrated study in the broad field of justice studies. Certificate awardees are required to take 12 credits of courses that examine how unequal power relationships shape human experience and structure life outcomes. These courses will pay particular attention to categories such as race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, faith, physical and mental ability, age, geography, linguistic heritage, citizenship status, and environment. Moving beyond cultural appreciation and difference, affiliated courses will focus on injustice, inequality, and the work of freedom. This certificate program is open to all students and is offered in collaboration with faculty from diverse academic disciplines. With an evidence-driven understanding of history, oppression, and structural inequality, this certificate program champions the ideals of equity, justice, and democracy. Above all, this certificate helps students work toward a future in which all members of our college community and society have been empowered with knowledge and understanding to reach their full potential. Certificate awardees will be better prepared to understand and address issues of injustice not only while in college, but also in their communities and future careers.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in Social Justice, a minimum of 12 credits is required.
Students must take and earn a C or higher in 4 classes (or 12 credits) in qualifying coursework. There are no entrance requirements nor time limit for completion. All students must take SOC 205N in the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as three other courses from the course list below.
|SOC 205N||Critical Race Theory in the Humanities and Social Sciences||3|
|Select 9 credits from the following:||9|
|African American Women|
|Critical Approaches to Hip-Hop|
|Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement|
|Topics in Gender and Communication|
|Intercultural Communication Theory and Research|
|Molecular Science With Laboratory|
|Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Sexual and Domestic Violence|
|Race, Crime, and Justice|
|Women and the Criminal Justice System|
|The Earth System and Global Change|
|Competing Rights: Issues in American Education|
|Alternative Voices in American Literature|
|African American Literature|
|Literature and Empire|
|Inequality: Economics, Philosophy, Literature|
|Current Theories of Writing and Reading|
|Introduction to Youth Development and Arts-based Social Justice|
|The Historical, Cultural, and Social Dynamics of Sport|
|Healthy Food for All: Factors that Influence What we Eat in the US - LINKED|
|Introduction to Disability Culture|
|Sociology of the Family|
|Race, Ethnicity and Culture|
|Critical Race Theory in the Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Ethics and the Design of Technology|
|Globalization, Technology, and Ethics|
|Issues in Sustainability|
|Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies|
|Family and Gender Roles in Modern History|
|Women in United States History|
- Students must also complete a Capstone Project. The project must be completed in one of the four Certificate courses in consultation with the student’s professor(s) and/or Certificate adviser(s).
- If not on the course list above, students may petition for a single course to count toward the Certificate. Such course exceptions will be made by the Certificate Head(s) only.
- Non-listed courses and independent studies must be approved by Certificate Head(s).