Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Queerness Minor

Housed in the Justice Studies Department, and in collaboration with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program, the Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Queerness (GRQ) minor will be starting in September! Just 3 core classes and 3 electives. The Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Queerness minor offers students the opportunity to learn and think critically about the ways in which structural inequalities and injustices based on gender, race, and queerness exist, both historically and today, in the world of the criminal legal system and from a social justice perspective. 

Program Requirements

Required Courses
GSWS 102Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
JUST 101Criminology3
SOCI 102Racial and Ethnic Relations3
or ANTH 160 The Anthropology of Race
Complete three courses from the following:9
Introduction to Black Studies
African American History
Race, Racism, and Health
Race and the U.S. Legal System
Black Politics in America
Transnational Feminisms
Men and Masculinities
Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism
Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Gender, Sexuality, and Health Disparities
Women and Prison
Seminar on Gender and Crime
Sociology of Gender
Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies
Queer Identities in a Transforming World: The Trouble with Normal
Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Sociology of Sexuality
Cultural Competencies in Child Welfare
Children and Justice
Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy
Poverty and Families
Perspectives on Justice Studies
Ethnography in Justice Studies
Hate Crimes
Sex Crimes
Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships
Total Credits18