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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 3602 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHL 3605 Contemporary Ethics
  • PHL 4607 Existentialism
  • PHL 4609 Nature, Technology, and Values
  • PHL 4606 Philosophies of Evil
  • PHL 3620 Philosophies of Love and Agony

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

  • CVA 2006 Immigrants, Race, and the American Promise
  • CVA2010 Gender Studies: A Global Perspective 
  • CVA 2057 Narrating Sustainability
  • CVA 2058 After the Dictator
  • HIS 3683 Wealth, Want, and Power
  • HIS 4608 Social Responsibility in Malaysia
  • HIS 4612 Drugs and Intoxicants in World History
  • HIS 4614 The Personal is Political: Gender in Modern U.S. 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 4611 Issues in Latin American Fiction & Film
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law and World Order
  • LAW 3610 Intolerance, Culture and the Law
  • LAW 3616 The Role of Animals in Technology, Law, and Society
  • LAW 3661 American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • LAW 3662 American Constitutional Law: The American Federal System of Government
  • LAW 3693 Ethical, Legal, Business and Political Aspects of World Cup
  • LIT 4862 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights
  • LIT 4676 Imagining Nature, Imagining Ourselves
  • MUS 4620 Global Pop
  • POL 3610 Ethno-Political Conflicts
  • POL 3675 Justice, Revenge, and Defeat
  • POL 3680 Harry Potter & Politics
  • POL 4630 Critical Race & Indigenous Studies
  • SOC 3610 Minority Voices in Entrepreneurship