Certificate in Citizenship & Social Justice
The undergraduate Certificate in Citizenship and Social Justice is an interdisciplinary program, focusing on contemporary social issues, that prepares students to be effective citizens—civic agents of change for the common good. The certificate program includes both coursework and co-curricular public work. The market-ready skills honed by the certificate in Citizenship & Social Justice open many opportunities, both locally and outside the region. For those interested in the public sector, there are openings in local, state, and federal governmental agencies, as well as educational institutions. Regarding private-sector work, organizations and businesses are increasingly interested in students with empathetic listening skills resulting in successful social media and other marketing campaigns, consulting, and entrepreneurship endeavors. The program requires 21 hours with a 15 hour core and 6 hours of electives selected from a list of courses.
REQUIRED COURSES (15 hours)
CSJ 200: Introduction to Social Justice
PS 275: Introduction to Citizenship
SOCL 312: Collective Behavior & Social Movements
PS 375: Political Campaign Management
CSJ 499: Capstone in Citizenship & Social Justice or CRIM 439: Internship in or PS 403: Field Studies in Politics or PS 405 Washington Internship and Academic Seminars or SOCL 494: Internship in Sociology
ELECTIVE COURSES (6 hours)
AFAM 190: Introduction to AFAM; AFAM/HIST 329: Black Intellectual History; AFAM/HIST 343: Communities of Struggle; ANTH 360:Applied Anthropology; CSJ 301: Seminar in Social Justice; CSJ 435: Reimagining Citizenship; DCS 300: Public Problem Solving; FLK 330: Cultural Connections/Diversity; GWS 200: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies; HON 251: Citizen & Self; PHIL 103: The Committed Life; PHIL 323: Social Ethics; PS 110: American National Government; PS 338: Government & Ethics; SOCL 240: Global Social Problems; SOCL 362: Race, Class, and Gender; SOCL 452: Social Change; SWRK 300: Diversity and Social Welfare; SWRK 395: Social Welfare Policy & Issues.