Why a Social Justice Minor?
Inequality and injustice are powerful and harmful forces in society, but they are often invisible to us. The Social Justice minor arms students with both extensive knowledge about these forces, and the skills needed to combat them in the United States and throughout the world. Core issues you will explore include the nature of social inequality (e.g., racial, ethnic, class, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, etc.) that exist within systems of criminal justice, law, education, employment, health care, media, family, and human relationships and the competing interpretations of the causes of, and solutions to, inequality.
What Career Paths Might I Consider?
If you pursue a Social Justice minor, you will learn about inequality and how this can be decreased through social policy. You will also develop critical thinking and writing skills, and an understanding of how to conduct research. As a result, many of our students go into careers in advocacy and non-profit organizations, research within a variety of social science fields, teaching, and social work services. Many others continue onto law school or graduate school. Regardless of your career path, the knowledge gained in this minor will help you recognize and address inequalities in your own life.
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the minor in Social Justice and the courses offered toward completing the minor.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Justice Studies at (773) 442-4790.
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