Social Justice Minor
As our country, state, community and campus increasingly face issues related to inequality and diversity, the social justice minor addresses the ever-present need to educate students about global citizenship. Students in the social justice minor will investigate a broad understanding of theories and concepts of social justice and articulate a variety of perspectives on social justice through classes that address crucial social issues in diverse voices (interdisciplinary nature: sociological, political, psychological, historical, etc.).
The social justice minor will also help students learn how to critically apply theories of social justice to the content covered in one of the three focus areas. The social justice minor supports and encourages the study of advocacy for social justice and activism. Not only will the minor expose students to diverse content and topics but will prepare them for applied understanding and implementation of theory and content and the potential to contribute directly to the realization of social justice.
UNI social justice students develop skills employers want, like critical thinking and analytical reasoning, teamwork and leadership, empathy and emotional intelligence, and social justice awareness.
Social justice is a great minor to pair with almost any other major, from business, to communications, anthropology, psychology and many more. UNI’s sociology program also offers multiple certificates for a customized path of study.
Whether in the classroom, working on research, diving into a new project or helping you plan your next internship, these professors will greatly impact your future potential.