Solidarity & Social Justice
The Solidarity and Social Justice (SOSJ) minor provides students with a thorough understanding of the range of ways that scholars, researchers, and students address injustices and engage efforts to promote social justice in the contemporary world. The minor provides students a strong foundation for understanding and researching justice issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and endeavor to inspire them to become “men and women for others,” while also fostering the practical skills necessary for employment.
The curriculum enables students to blend the best of the liberal arts with courses designed for professional training to integrate themes of justice and peace into their academic, civic, and social pursuits. Special emphasis will be placed upon the development of the habits of critical thinking and reflection, the skills of effective communication and leadership, as well as the acquisition of basic knowledge of the social sciences as they pertain to the areas of social justice, community building, social change, and human dignity.