SOCI-316 Social Justice

Social Justice is a team-taught course focusing on the multiple forms of oppression that occur in any given society. The distribution of various advantages and disadvantages can be affected by capitalistic systems, greed, personal intention, social and/or political agendas, and even compromise. In this course, we will study the changing dynamics of oppression, earned and unearned privileges, and competing ethical and social theories of social justice and their interaction with race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, gender, class and sexuality. Students will have the opportunity to complete social justice projects requiring their collaborative engagement to identify and understand strategies for social transformation in areas as diverse as access to technology, globalization and ethics. Prerequisite: SOCI-101, ANTH-162 or SOCI-102 or instructor's permission. 4 SH. CC: Ethics Intensive, Team Intensive.