SJUS 3050 - Politics of Social Justice


This course examines selected contemporary issues of social justice at the national, state, and local level of politics in the United States. This course analyzes various social justice issues through an economic, demographic, institutional, and political lens. Course topics include a critical analysis of governance, criminal law, economic development, immigration, poverty and race, drugs, and social equity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the role of politics in social justice issues.
  • Evaluate how political policy and laws impact different racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and gender groups.
  • Summarize the various views of immigration and immigration policy in the U.S.
  • Dissect the concept of systemic racism and its influence on politics and political policies.

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership & Criminal Justice

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