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2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog 
2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Justice Minor

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Program Information

15 credits

The minor in Social Justice offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and consequences of unjust social arrangements, the ideas that undergird them, and how they can be changed.  Students are able to explore a variety of issues (e.g., immigration, human rights, war and militarism, crime and criminality, feminism, gay and lesbian issues, sexism and misogyny, race and racism, economic discrimination, ableism, globalization, political disenfranchisement), through the lens of a wide variety of disciplines (e.g., literature, philosophy, music, art, sociology, history, religion, and disability studies).

To view a minor program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.

Contact Information

For more information about the Social Justice minor, contact Susan Joel, chairperson of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, at (413) 748-3349 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Required Courses:

Select five (5) courses from the list of courses that fulfill the Social Justice competency within the general education requirements, recognizing that this list may change over time.  The courses selected must be from at least three (3) different disciplines (i.e., have three different prefixes).

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