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Social Justice Advocacy

This certificate in social justice advocacy includes several approaches through multidisciplinary coursework.  This will give students a broad range of knowledge and options in how to strive for and achieve equity and change.  This certificate will give individuals education that focuses on the opportunities to use a combination of multiple approaches to get to change and social justice, providing the individual with varying degrees of skills where one may feel competent and able to actively address the issues of inequality and inequity.

 

 

Coursework 

Required Core Courses (Complete 6)

  • SW 3550 Social Diversity and Cultural Understanding (4 Credits) (DV)
  • ENVST 3365 Environmental Justice (3 Credits) (DV, CEL) (Pre-reqs waived for certificate students)
  • Either of these (choose one):
    • GNDR 2500 Here I Stand: An Intro to Gender Studies (3 Credits) (DV)
    • GNDR 3570 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Finding Out (3 Credits) (DV)
  • DISAB 3000 Introduction to Disability Studies (3 Credits) (DV)
  • Any of these (choose one)
    • THEA 1760 American Political Theatre (3 Credits) (DV, FF)
    • POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 Credits) (BF)
    • POLS 3700 Urban Politics (3 Credits) o POLS 3010 Democratic Theory (3 Credits)
    • POLS 3680 Globalization and World Politics (3 Credits) (IR)
  • SW 5535 Social Justice Advocacy Techniques and Skills (3 Credits) (Capstone course) (Pre-req SW 3550)

Global Understandings

Choose one of these:

  • SW 4100 Global Community-Based Research (3 Credits) (IR)
  • PHIL 3640 World Religions (3 Credits) (HF, IR)
  • PHIL 3730 Justice and International Affairs (3 Credits) (IR)
  • PRT 3610 The Global Citizen: Responsible Travel and International Life (3 Credits) (IR)
  • CLCS 3960 Cultures in Contact (1-3) (Pre-req: 2020 language course or equivalent)
  • GEOG 1400 Human Geography (3 Credits) (BF)

Dynamics of Power

Choose one of these:

  • COMM 3030 Communication and Social Responsibility ( 3 Credits) (HF, CW)
  • WRTG 3870 Writing as Social Practice (3 Credits) (HF)
  • WRTG 4890 Writing, Persuasion, and Power (3 Credits)
  • CMP 4260 Land, Law, and Culture (3 Credits) (CW)
  • SOC 3650 Population and Society (3 Credits) (IR, QI)
  • GNDR 3635 The Price of Gender (3 Credits) (QI)
  • ENTP 2030 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 3600 Introduction to Critical Theory (3 Credits) (CW) (Pre-Reqs ENGL 3850 or 2600)

Communication with Stakeholders

Choose one of these:

  • COMM 1270 Analysis of Argument (3 Credits) (QB, HF)
  • COMM 5200 Persuasion and Political Communication (3 Credits)
  • ETHNC 5800 Theories and Research on Social Inequality (3 Credits)
  • CSD 4600 Diverse Populations with Communication Needs (3 Credits) (DV)
  • ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science (3 Credits) (BF)

 

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Last Updated: 5/28/19