Human Rights & Social Justice
At St. Thomas Aquinas College, many students are passionate about civic engagement, human rights, and social justice. If you embrace these ideals and envision yourself in a career that involves preserving human dignity, addressing critical societal challenges, and advocating for equality for all, a minor in human rights and social justice could be the perfect complement to your education.
Ignite your future by broadening your understanding of human rights and social justice issues and challenging yourself to apply an interdisciplinary approach to identifying problems and creating solutions. This program will prepare you for advanced scholarship and careers aimed at human rights advocacy, such as journalism, law, criminal justice, government policy, and more.
At a glance
- Undergraduate minor
- 18 Credits
- Criminal Justice
- Communication Arts
- Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
- Philosophy & Religious Studies
- Visual Art
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Explore and analyze timely human rights and social justice issues, including race, social class, and gender, and discuss action that will catalyze social change.
The concept of punishment dates back centuries. Compare the history of the penal system to current theories and practices and consider what’s working and where there’s room for change.
Trace the evolution of the United States from a rural and small-town society to an urban and suburban nation. This course covers themes such as the impact of industrialization, immigration and internal migration, challenges around health and housing, and corrective public policies from the 19th century to the present.
A minor in human rights and social justice prepares students for advanced study and careers in a wide range of fields, including:
- Public Policy