About the Program
Our program’s holistic approach helps students understand why institutions may not behave a certain way. Students are encouraged to take interdisciplinary coursework that exposes them to different ways of thinking about the nature of justice. We also offer an academic minor that will enable you to view justice through broad lenses.
What You'll Learn
- Evaluate and conduct independent research and participate in experiential learning activities within the Justice Studies field.
- Improve your writing and verbal communication skills to convey your ideas by critically analyzing information.
- Demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of justice concepts and ethics through an examination of diverse theoretical perspectives and texts.
- Critically engage with current justice studies literature while comprehending the methods of inquiry and research techniques used.
- Develop critical, analytical, and integrative thinking skills, as well as social responsibility, ethical awareness, and a global consciousness.
Plan of Study
Law and Society
Through this course, you will explore the relationship between the legal system, law, and current controversial issues regarding race, ethnicity, class, and gender. You will learn how to analyze contemporary American legal issues using the theories of Durkheim, Marx, and Weber.
Economic injustice stems from the scarcity of resources. How should we, as a society, allocate resources to achieve both fairness and efficiency? This question is connected to religion, class, gender, poverty, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more. Join us to analyze the concept of justice through economies’ points of view.