Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Peace & Social Justice

Academics

Minor

Minor requirements

Courses in the minor provide students with an opportunity to approach social justice as a practical as well as an intellectual problem. This is a five-course minor. As outlined on the minor worksheet, students will take one of three gateway courses – either Individual and Society PHIL 121, Contemporary Social Problems SOC 104 or Introduction to Women’s Studies WGS 101. These gateway courses introduce students to key social justice issues and explore fundamental questions regarding the role and responsibility of the individual and the collective is securing justice. In addition, students will take two 200 level classes and two 300 level classes.

Peace and Social Justice minor worksheet

The minor in peace and social justice consists of minimum five courses.

One of the following gateway courses
PHIL 121 Citizen and Society
SOC 104 Contemporary Social Problems
WGS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies

Of the following four elective courses, at least one course must focus on the United States and at least one course must have a global focus.

Two of the following 200-level courses
ANTH 210 Feast or Famine: The Ecology and Politics of Food
ANTH 245 Indigenous Movements of Latin America
ANTH 260 Women and Development
ARTH 263 African American Art
CLAS 266 Gender, Power and the Gods
ECON 222 Economics of Race and Racism
ECON 232 Economic Development
ECON 233 Sweatshops in the World Economy
ECON 241 Women in United States Economy
ECON 242 Economics of Education
ECON 252 Urban Economics
ECON 262 Health Economics
ECON 298 Enterprising Non-Profits
EDUC 240 Multiple Perspectives on Literacy
EDUC 250 Schooling in America
ENG 209 African American Literature and Culture
ENG 245 African Literature
ENG 247 Feminist Fiction
ENG 251 Introduction to World Cinema
ENG 298 Century of War
HIST 213 The History of the Civil Rights Movement
HIST 220 Latinos in the U.S.
HIST 233 United States Women, 1790-1890
HIST 234 United States Women since 1890
ITAS 235 Italian Women Writers in Translation
ITAS 330 Modern Italian Theatre
MATH 217 Voting Theory
MUSC 212 World Music: Africa and the Americas
MUSC 223 Music of South America and Mexico
MUSC 224 Music of the Caribbean Basin: A Continent of Islands
MUSC 272 African American Originals I: Spirituals, Blues and All That Jazz
PHIL 242 Medical Ethics
PHIL 255 Feminism, Philosophy and the Law
POLS 271 African American Politics
PSY 251 Multicultural Psychology
REL 108 Engaged Buddhism
REL 142 Religion and Sexuality
REL 232 Faith after the Holocaust
REL 242 Religion and Ecology
SOC 200 Social Movements
SOC 210 Inequality
SOC 230 Race and Ethnicity
SOC 240 Conflict and Genocide
SOC 245 How Organizations Work
SOC 260 Gender Inequality
SOC 270 Immigration
THEA 215 Theatre and Social Change
WGS 228 Transnational Feminisms

Two of the following 300-level courses
ANTH 311/SOC 311/WGS 311 Violence against Women
ARTH 312 Resistance, Memory and Hope in African Arts
ARTH 370 Women at Work: Art History and Feminism
ECON 309 Labor Economics and Industrial Relations
EDUC 375 Issues in Early Care and Education
ENG 349 Harlem Renaissance and Modernity
ENG 356 Third Cinema
ENG 377 Feminist Criticism
HISP 300 Spanish Practicum Internship
HISP 340 Spanish Civil War
HISP 400 Verbal and Visual Memory in 20th & 21st Century in Latin America
HIST 337 Power and Protest in the United States
HIST 338 United States Labor History
HIST 351 War and Peace in the Mediterranean World 1400-1700
HIST 352 Social Movements in Modern Islam
HIST 370 European Radical Movements
ITAS 330 Modern Italian Theatre
MUSC 309 Music Nationalism and Identity
PHIL 321 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
POLS 307 Freedom and Justice
POLS 323 Comparative Political Development
POLS 327 Black Political Thought
POLS 333 Popular Movements and Religious Sentiment in the Americas
POLS 337 Power and the State
POLS 347 Islamic Political Thought
POLS 357 Violence and Revolution
PSY 326 Political Psychology
PSY 398 Moral Development
REL 342 Liberation Theology
SOC 310 Beyond Global Feminism
WGS 315 Black Feminist Theory
WGS 401 Feminist Theory and Practice

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