Field Studies in Social Justice: 391-0
Course Type: Variable Credit (1-4 units)
This course will count one credit toward Weinberg Distribution Requirement for Area III: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Social justice is generally defined as the pursuit of just and fair access to resources, privileges, and social status. In doing so we are demanded upon to explore what fair means? Is fair always equal? Conversely, social justice is the process of enacting change to address persistent social inequalities. In this course, we will examine a number of contemporary issues through a social justice lens, and investigate examples of how groups, communities, and individuals are trying to bring about a more equitable and just existence. Throughout the course, students will be invited to reflect on the social inequalities and modes of action that students encounter in their internships. Together, the course readings, discussions, and assignments are designed to help students develop the capacity to critically consider social inequalities and different modes of action to address them.
Instructor: Monique Newton