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Social Justice and Social Change, Certificate of Special Study

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This interdisciplinary certificate prepares students to engage in critically thought-out, intellectually grounded, and tolerant social justice actions. Students who complete the certificate requirements will be equipped with skills for positively directed, theoretically cognizant, and thoroughly respectful social activity within social justice arenas of life.

The Social Justice and Social Change Certificate is useful in many of the diverse fields where students wish to showcase their commitment to and engagement with social justice, including, but not limited to, social work, community and public service, non-profit and charity work, activism, legal careers, business, professional ethics organizations (including corporate and medical ethics boards), environmental science and engineering, as well as further graduate study in the fields of philosophy, sociology, ethnic studies, religious studies, political science, and other fields within the arts, humanities, social sciences, and social work.

Requirements for Certificate

Students earning the certificate will be required to take one class in each of four categories (for a total of 12 units, minimum): Social Justice Theory, Social Diversity, Contemporary Social Issues, and Social Change: Applications. The courses for each category are as follows:

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