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Social Justice Studies

U.S. Focus Option

The Intercultural Studies Program (ICS) at Elmhurst College provides any interested student with the opportunity to develop a focus in Social Justice. This focus includes curricular attention to (inter)disciplinary theories or perspectives on social justice, definitional aspects of social justice, skills/strategies/methods of social justice, and/or practical field experiences. A field experience is strongly recommended.

As part of the requirements for a minor in Intercultural Studies, the focus in Social Justice Studies requires two of the following courses. In addition, one field experience (such as a practicum or internship) is recommended.

  • ENG 221 The Search for Humane Values in Literature
  • ENG 372 Multicultural/Postcolonial Literature
  • FL 215 Genocide & the Holocaust
  • HON 304 Facing History & Ourselves (January)*
  • ICS 395 Civil Rights Movements: U.S. and South Africa (January)
  • POL 302 Politics of Developing Nations
  • POL 452 Special Topics: Political Justice
  • SOC 213/313 African Americans Through Film (January)
  • SOC 310 Social Inequality
  • REL 230 Christian Ethics in Modern Society
  • REL 281 Serving Society: Faith Perspectives
  • REL 346 African American Religious Traditions
  • WL 215 Genocide and the Holocaust

*Students may negotiate to substitute related field experiences, service learning or travel courses for the elective portion.

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