Aug 10, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023

Liberal Studies, Global and Social Justice Studies Concentration, BA

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BA in Liberal Studies: Global and Social Justice Studies
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The goal of the Global and Social Justice Studies concentration is to prepare students to work within global and social justice organizations (e.g. nonprofit, governmental, educational, political, labor, philanthropic, humanitarian, and/or community-based organizations). Students interested in addressing urgent social problems, strengthening their own civic engagement, and/or pursuing graduate studies are encouraged to participate in this concentration. Global and Social Justice Studies foregrounds the important role social movements - consisting of diverse youth, workers, indigenous communities, religious leaders, women, artists, cultural workers, and committed individuals of every color - have played throughout history in creating a more peaceful global society. Through coursework and community-based learning opportunities, students will gain various political, theoretical, and organizational skills necessary to foster the conditions for empowerment and transformation within themselves as well as with their respective communities.

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Possible coursework for concentration

  • Confronting Inequality
  • Freedoms & Unfreedoms in US History
  • Movements of the Marginalized
  • Civil Rights Tour
  • Narrating Change: Stories for Collective Action
  • Beyond Homelessness
  • Intersectional Coaching
  • Sexualities, Genders & Identities
  • Mapping Worlds: Wayfaring at the Margins
  • LGTBQIA Voices
  • Displaced Persons: Immigrants & Refugees
  • Youth at Risk
Sample Community-Based Learning Experiences:
  • Women’s Education Project
  • Washington Fair Trade Coalition
  • Social Justice Fund
  • King County juvenile justice program
  • Field based learning to organize/support an international human rights day event
Sample Synthesis Projects:
  • Design and facilitate an educational curriculum related to social / global justice issue
  • Design a community-based research project with a local organization
  • Interview and document the “counter-narratives” of community activists
  • Organize an International Human Rights Day event / symposium.

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