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The social justice minor is designed for non-social work majors who want to learn how to critically examine issues of equity and access in terms of economic, political, and social rights within a wide range of disciplines.

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  • Social Justice

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Through this minor, students will examine the complex relationships that exist between social justice and broader cultural, economic, educational, social, environmental, and political structures, policies, and practices.

By providing an opportunity for students from any major to examine their work through a social justice lens, they can bring great benefits to their communities. We imagine business leaders, healthcare providers, scientists, musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs grounding their work in an overall commitment to leadership in the development of more socially just communities.

  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg" alt="Tyler Kelly ?24" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1049" data-max-h="1050" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I really enjoyed my J-Term study tour to Peru, which expanded my global perspective, taught me about the impact of tourism, and was certainly the trip of a lifetime.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1542-">Tyler Kelly</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.jpg" alt="Julia Peters" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1653,2257/36225_Julia_Peters_24.rev.1667422136.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1653" data-max-h="2257" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “My favorite class has to be Social Welfare Policy Analysis with Professor Danielle Jarvis. The course gave me a whole new perspective on some of the issues in our society, including environmental justice.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2137-">Julia Peters</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.JPG" alt="Sage McVay ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1342,1792/35771_Sage_McVay_25.rev.1664396049.JPG 3x" data-max-w="1342" data-max-h="1792" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The biggest surprise for me would have to be the speed at which the opportunities are given on campus. I would not have gotten these opportunities at any other college, and I am so grateful for them.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2075-">Sage McVay</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.jpg" alt="For MaryHelen Prince?s student voices profile" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/48/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1441/36234_MaryHelen_Prince_24.rev.1667503154.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="1441" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage faculty are second to none. They are so understanding, friendly, and willing to help in any way that they can.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2141-">MaryHelen Prince</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.jpg" alt="Abby Trch ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,725,978/33314_501_163701665847155_2.rev.1644443691.jpg 3x" data-max-w="725" data-max-h="978" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage faculty have had an invaluable impact on my college career. These are the types of relationships you could never find at larger universities.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1517-">Abby Trch</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>