During this extraordinary time with so many changes taking place in our communities, we want you to know that Advising is Open in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, and we welcome you to reach out. Please schedule an appointment or drop in during our ZOOM open office hours for support with your academic portfolio, concerns, questions about remote learning, resources, or simply to share conversation and community. Stay connected. Let us join you wherever you are.
You can also reach our advisors at this link: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/slcs/advising or call: Karen Mills at 541-737-3847 or Nick Blum at 541-737-4515
You may also contact our School Director, Dr. Susan Bernardin via email.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS REMOTE ADVISING: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/covid-19
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS REMOTE TEACHING: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/remote-teaching
Make A Difference
The Social Justice minor provides interdisciplinary academic classes in which students think critically about social justice and experiential learning activities in which students engage in the work of social justice. The program addresses local, national and international issues of social justice. A core of theory, case studies, and practice is combined with elective courses from across the College of Liberal Arts that address the following areas: histories, cultures and geographies of dominance; experiences of oppression; theories of justice; policies, institutions, and structures that promote or hinder equity; and collective action or processes of change leading to social justice.
Defining Social Justice
"We believe social justice is both a process and a goal. The goal of social justice is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society in which the distribution of resources is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically secure... The process for attaining the goal of social justice, we believe, should also be democratic and participatory, inclusive and affirming of human agency and capacities for working collaboratively to create change.” — Lee Anne Bell
This undergraduate program helps students put theory into action with the completion of an internship and capstone project. The competencies students gain will help them develop a critical perspective to challenge paradigms and develop tools to become informed change agents. Courses cover a range of topics including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, food, sexuality, the environment, global injustice, intersectionality, public ethics, civic engagement, human rights, and social change movements.
The Social Justice minor is a collaboration of the School of Language, Culture, and Society, the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, and the School of Public Policy.
Students with a minor in Social Justice will be able to: