This minor is only available to students who are not majoring in Social Work.
The social justice minor is designed to give non-social work majors the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of social justice values, issues, and advocacy around those issues. According to the National Association of Social Workers (2020), “Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities". The primary goals for the minor in social justice are to enhance sensitivity to marginalized and at-risk populations, to provide opportunity for critical review of social policies and the allocation of societal resources, and to stimulate interest in social advocacy.
The Social Justice minor requires a total of 18 credit hours.
Specific courses required:
SW 1103 - Introduction to Social Work (3) F, SP
SW 2313 - Social Policy Practice and Advocacy (3) F
SW 3113 - Race and Ethnic Groups (3) SP, SU
SW 3123 - Trauma Informed Care (3) SP
Six hours selected from:
- SW 3313 - Child Welfare (3) F
- SW 3333 - Juvenile Justice (3) SP
- SW 2353 - Effects of Disability (3) F
- SW 3223 - Social Work with Aging (3) F
- UBN 2023 - Wealth, Poverty, and the City (3) F