May 26, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Communities and Justice, BAA

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BAA in Urban Communities and Justice
 AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban Communities and Justice serves students who have experience in and an interest working on community and justice issues. Because this is an Antioch degree, issues related to our mission of social contexts, just behavior, advocacy and restorative justice dictate the primary discourse. The goal of the major is to prepare individuals to work as community professionals, advocates, and change makers who understand their communities and the forces that disadvantage certain groups and individuals within those communities. No matter what their professional path, students will be prepared to take on the role of social change agent.

Additional Program Requirements:
  • 27 units of lower division transfer units in a cohesive area, and
  • 27 units of upper division at Antioch that include:
    • 9 units of core courses,
    • 9 units of Applied Studies Seminars,
    • 1 unit of APS Seminar Capstone, plus
    • 8 units of upper division nonclassroom learning in the major field of study. 

Degree-specific learning objectives

Students completing this degree will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify ways in which oppression, privilege, discrimination, and social and economic disadvantage contribute to inequalities and injustices within communities and justice systems

  • Engage in critical thinking and ethical decision making, evidencing an awareness of the challenges faced by community professionals while considering the individual, organizational and societal implications of policy and justice decisions

  • Design innovative approaches and identify leadership strategies for dealing with a variety of social issues within a professional context

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees   

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