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Undergraduate Programs - Diversity and Social Justics (DSJ)

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alloppressionisconnectedSocial change is an inevitable part of life.
  Citizens, workers and activists who understand the history of social change and can skillfully manage diverse people and situations will be leaders in the work world and beyond. 

In the Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) specialization, students study and gain working experience in social movement organizations. 

Besides their other requirements, students take two classes related to diversity and social justice:  Community Action and Social Movements. The Social Movements class  (411) conveys the importance of participatory democracy in social change.  Students study both historic and contemporary social movements related to race, class, gender, the environment, LGBTQ issues, and others. The Community Action class  (325) offers students a micro-level and applied sociological focus on community organizing related to both service and activism.

Like the ER program, the Internship Class in Sociology (433) is the culmination of the DSJ specialization. Students in the DSJ specialization find internships in social movement organizations, like Cool Cities, Black Lives Matter or Rape Crisis Center.  This option is great for students who wish to pursue work that focuses on social diversity or who wish to work in non-profit organizations upon graduation.



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