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Social Justice

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program offers a minor in Social Justice. Students completing this minor will be able to analyze how demographic factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, and/or social class affect the lives of socially disadvantaged people; explain the ways that social institutions and governments influence the lives of socially disadvantaged people; and work effectively with the socially disadvantaged.

The social justice minor requires a minimum of 15 hours from the following areas as indicated. Two courses in contemporary gender, racial/ethnic, social inequality and/or social class issues, and both courses cannot come from the same prefix (PHIL/RELG is one prefix) ............... (6 hours)

ANTH 2250. Cultural Anthropology
BUSA 4550. Leadership
PHIL/RELG 3305. Ethics
PHIL/RELG 3306. Applied Ethics
PHIL/RELG 3325. Environmental Ethics
PSYC 3303. Social Psychology
SOCI 2210. Social and Cultural Problems
SOCI 3302. Contemporary Social Theory
SOCI 3304. Feminist Theories
SOCI 3357. Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
SOCI 4410. Ethnic and Racial Minorities
SOCI 4420. Structured Social Inequality

One course in government institutions .................................................................3 hours
ECPA 3301. Home, School and Community Relationships
POSC 1101. American Government
POSC 4405. Global Issues

One course in working with the socially disadvantaged......................................3 hours
EDUC 3355. Exceptional Children
EDUC 4401. The Multicultural Classroom
PSYC 3360. Sensation and Perception
PSYC 4415. Abnormal Psychology
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One course practicum with a local social service agency ....................................3 hours
PSYC 4441. Internship in Human Services
SOCI 3398. Internship

Piedmont College retains relationships with a number of non-profit and human services
organizations in and around both campuses. Internship opportunities (for credit or for experience)
are available at most of these organizations.