GE Pathways

Social Justice


social justice logo thumbnailThe primary goal of the Social Justice Path is to encourage students to think critically about social justice, to recognize it as foundational for peaceful societies, and to look for ways to promote it. Through interdisciplinary studies students will learn about distinct definitions of social justice and historical and contemporary issues related to it. They will analyze the ways that socially constructed beliefs and expectations associated with race, ethnicity, nation, religion, developmental challenges, gender, and/or sexuality become institutionalized and facilitate and/or limit people’s ability to exercise equal social, political, and economic rights. Students will be able to connect their personal experiences to the ways in which equality and inequality are institutionalized and will recognize their agency in creating an equitable society.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to define social justice from multiple perspectives.
  2. Students will be able to explain the importance of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class in relation to social justice.
  3. Students will be able to identify methods people use to fight for social justice at local, national, and international levels.
  4. Students will be able to analyze the ways equality and inequality are institutionalized in social, political, and economic structures.
  5. Students will be able to connect their personal experiences to issues of social justice.
  • Faculty coordinator: John Paul Nuño
  • Department of History
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