Dec 04, 2023
SOC 2700 - Social Justice
This course focuses on the theory and practice of social justice, providing critical thinking and social consciousness skills necessary for effective analysis and advocacy leading to social transformation. It offers a social and cultural approach that enables students to understand and respond to social disparities and structural inequalities associated with race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, citizenship, religion, and other categories. The course considers issues in local, national, and global arenas.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World, Foundations: Intercultural Explorations
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences, OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to explain concepts such as social justice, social equality, decolonization, anti-racism, environmentalism, feminism, and related concepts relating to a just society.
- Students will be able to interpret, analyze, and synthesize relevant context, assumptions, and evidence relating to the social and cultural construction of categories of social disparities and structural inequalities.
- Students will be able to apply the logic and methods of social and cultural inquiry to address social disparities and structural inequalities in the context of a just society.
- Students will be able to articulate and justify their own positions on issues relating to social disparities and structural inequalities using social and cultural theories, methods, and research.
- Students will be able to describe how social and cultural inquiry on issues relating to social disparities and structural inequalities contributes to becoming an informed citizen in local, national, and global arenas.
- Students will be able to articulate how their own identity and positionality shapes their social and cultural inquiry as well as their values, assumptions, beliefs, and practices.
- Students will be able to interpret cultural beliefs, assumptions, values, and practices in context to appreciate other perspectives and different points of view.
- Students will be able to apply the logic and methods of social and cultural inquiry in their cross-cultural encounters while recognizing complexities, suspending judgment, and valuing difference.
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