Social Justice Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The Social Justice Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that integrates theories, methods, and substance of  economics, history, political science, and sociology as they bear on questions of social justice.  What is "social justice"? What are the processes that produce injustice in our world, and how do they operate? How are people working - or how might people work - to achieve social justice?

Advising

Students completing a Social Justice Studies minor are encouraged to take ECON 101 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I, SOC 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, and POS 101 UNITED STATES POLITICS for their social science distribution courses; these are prerequisites for many of the required courses in the minor.

Requirements

  • The minor in Social Justice Studies requires 18 credit hours, six of which must be at the 300 level.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor
  • At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be taken at Roosevelt.
Introductory Courses
SOCJ 201INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES3
SOCJ 208INTRODUCTION TO WORKING CLASS STUDIES3
Other Required Courses
ECON 326THEORIES OF JUSTICE3
POS 367SOCIAL MOVEMENTS3
Two electives chosen in consultation with the Social Justice Studies advisor also are required6
Total Credit Hours18