Social Justice Thematic Sequences

The objectives for the thematic sequences in social justice studies are:
  • to explain how various sociological and philosophical theories of justice contribute differently to human rights and social justice-based policies, programs, and declarations/covenants at both national and global levels;
  • to evaluate consistencies and disparities between micro- and macro-level efforts to achieve social justice;
  • to develop core sociological concepts and theories across the three levels of courses; 
  • to facilitate and guide personal insight and reflection for acting in a morally just way.

 

 

SJS1: Social Justice and Inequalities

9 Credit Hours

The goal of the Social Justice and Inequalities thematic sequence is to introduce students to social justice studies from a sociological perspective, with particular focus on social inequalities. 

 


SJS2: Social Justice, Law, and Crime

10 Credit Hours

The goal of the Social Justice, Law, and Crime thematic sequence is to introduce students to social justice studies from a sociological perspective, with particular focus on law and crime.

SOC3: Sociological Perspectives on Inequality

9 Credit Hours

The Sociological Perspectives on Inequality thematic sequence uses a sociological perspective to approach the issues of social, political, and economic inequality in contemporary society, paying particular attention to inequality as it is determined by class, race, and gender. This thematic sequence begins with an examination of theories of social stratification; then follows a sequence of courses that allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of the major dimensions of social inequality. 

Questions? Want to Register?

If you have additional questions about the thematic sequences in Gerontology or in order to declare a thematic sequence in Social Justice Studies, please contact the advisor, Dr. Othello Harris at harriso@MiamiOH.edu.