Minor in Social Justice


About the Minor

Social Justice is an interdisciplinary field of study that critically explores issues and social movements focused on equality, fairness, and inclusion. The Minor in Social Justice seeks to provide students with the breadth and depth of knowledge to achieve this critical understanding of justice, equality, and marginality, both in the United States and in the world at large. The minor starts from the assumption that “justice matters” and includes a critical examination of what constitutes social injustice and how people have organized to redress conditions of inequality in politics, economics, social policy, and health. The Minor in Social Justice will also attend to issues of disparity between dominant groups and those disadvantaged because of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, or other identities,conditions, and social positions. 


Requirements for the Minor

Students who wish to minor in Social Justice must complete 16 semester hours distributed as follows:
  Semester Hours 
SJ 101: Introduction to Social Justice: Stories and Struggles  3
SJ 201: Theories and Practices of Social Justice  3
SJ 301: Social Justice Capstone  4
2 courses chosen in consultation with advisor  6
Total Semester Hours 16

Becoming a Social Justice Minor

Please contact Allison James
LAS Academic Advisor for AAST, English, GWS, and LALS
University Hall, 3rd floor
601 S Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Email: ajames25@uic.edu 
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