Academic Catalog

Cross-Cultural & Social Justice Minor

The minor in Cross-Cultural and Social Justice Studies creates an opportunity for students to study and critically engage with important issues affecting people in our contemporary, culturally and socially diverse world. 

IDST 150Introduction to Cross-Cultural & Social Justice Studies3
Lower-Level Electives6
Upper-Level Electives9
Total Hours18


Courses must be selected from at least two different disciplines, with no more than nine credits from one discipline, and no more than six credits at the upper level from one discipline.

Lower Level Electives

ANTH 130Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (OR ANTH 240)3
CCHH 110Topics in Human Heritage 13
CCHH 230Introduction to Latinx Studies3
ENGL 207Introduction to American Ethnic Studies3
IDST 299Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies 23
SOCI 100Introduction to Sociology (OR SOCI 201)3

Upper Level Electives

ANTH 305Anthropology of Refugees and Displacement3
ANTH 310Global Health3
ANTH 323Culture and Conflict in Africa3
ANTH 345Culture, Health and Illness3
ANTH 370Culture, Power and Protest3
ANTH 395Special Topics in Anthropology (not more than one) 33
BADM 390Managing Workplace Diversity3
COMM 319Global Issues in Communication3
COMM 400Intercultural Communication3
ENGL 313Global Anglophone Language and Literature3
ENGL 381African American Literature (OR ENGL 392 OR ENGL 387 OR ENGL 441) 43
HIST 310Topics in Asian History (OR HIST 330 OR HIST 340 or HIST 350)3
PHIL 322Business Ethics3
PHIL 325Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 350Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHIL 360Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL 385Special Topics in Philosophy 53
POSC 304Constitutional Law3
POSC 316Topics in Global Political Science 63
POSC 330Latin American Politics and Society3
POSC 333The Politics of War and Conflict3
POSC 340Inequality and Social Policy3
or SOWK 340 Inequality and Social Policy
POSC 420Global Development3
SOCI 305Latinas in US Society3
SOCI 321Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOCI 351Criminology3
SOCI 395Special Topics in Sociology (not more than one) 23
SOCI 402Genocide3
SOCI 441Social Stratification3
SOWK 355Community Organizing3
SOWK 395Special Topics in Social Work 73
SPAN 370Hispanic Literature in Context3
SPAN 390Special Topics in Hispanic Literature and Film (not more than one)3

With the approval of the Cross-Cultural & Social Justice minor coordinator, students may obtain credits for taking other classes offered across campus, provided these classes relate to issues of cross-cultural & social justice studies.