Professors Biser, Butcher, Chisebe, Colvin, Comorau, Dean, Durst, Edwards, Franklin, Gitter, Hildebrand, Kang, Kim, Mack, Nestor, Rahman, Schrock, Stone-Mediatore, and Terzian
The social justice major aims to cultivate in students the knowledge and skills needed to analyze social injustices and work toward positive social change. Through this interdisciplinary major, students will develop the knowledge and skills to reflect critically on the meaning of social justice at both the local and global levels, examine the dynamics of societal conflicts and struggles for social justice within and among various groups and institutions, and apply interdisciplinary perspecitive at multiple levels of analysis. Students will be required to supplement their classwork with a more experientially-oriented activist project, and will be encouraged to further participate in a travel-learning course, theory-to-practice grant, and other service learning projects. These practical components of the major will provide opportunities for students to develop career-related skills, such as community organizing, working with and mediating diverse social groups, presenting ideas in professional forums, and managing real-world projects.