Justice, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility

Courses in Justice, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility explore how individuals and communities construct and find meaning in the world around them. This concentration allows students to understand how cultural and ethical structures are inherited, cultivated, and perpetuated locally and globally, and how they animate and orient human experience. Students take a broad range of courses in philosophy, anthropology, communications, history, political science and law to learn about people as actors in a social environment.

Sponsored by: Arts and Humanities Division 

Faculty Contact: Elizabeth Swanson

Faculty contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration; you should feel free to contact these faculty members with questions.

Required Courses

Students must choose four courses from the following lists, selecting at least one philosophy course and at least one course from a different discipline. Note that students may choose no more than one intermediate course and no more than two courses from the same discipline (other than philosophy).

At least one philosophy course:
  • CVA 2001  Ethics
  • CVA 2007  Intro to Philosophy
  • PHL 4601 Greek Philosophy: The Golden Age
  • PHL 4607  Existentialism
  • PHL 4609  Technology, Nature, and Values

At least one course from the following options; no more than two can be from the same discipline:

  • CVA 2026 Immigrants, Race, and the American Promise
  • CVA 2057  Imagining Sustainability
  • CVA 2058  After the Dictator
  • HIS 4608 Social Responsibility in Malaysia
  • HIS 4612 Drugs and Intoxicants in World History
  • HSS 2007 Golden Cities: The West and Urban America
  • HSS 2018 Introduction to Sociology
  • HSS 2025 Decolonization & Revolution in the 20th Century
  • HSS 2058 The Modern American City
  • HUM 4616 From the French Revolution to the Sexual Revolution
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law and World Order
  • LAW 3661  American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • LAW 3662 American Constitutional Law: The American Federal System of Government
  • LIT 4682  Interdisciplinary Human Rights
  • LIT 4676 Imagining Nature, Imagining Ourselves
  • MUS 4620 Global Pop