Social Justice and Diversity Pathway

Coordinator: Laura Vazquez

As a member of our diverse and complex society, it's important that you are able to understand social issues from perspectives other than your own, separate fact from opinion and be willing to participate in public dialogs in an educated and thoughtful way. Your voice, your perspective are important for positive social change. So prepare yourself to responsibly engage in social decision-making (VOTE!), understand the political and economic processes that guide policy and develop an understanding of people of different social identities.

Work with your advisor to select one course from each category below to earn your Social Justice and Diversity Pathway focus (all are three credit courses unless otherwise noted).

Courses in Creativity and Critical Analysis

  • ENGL 117 - Literature of Social Justice
  • EPS 430 - Becoming Adult in Postmodern Contexts
  • ETT 231 - Digital Visual Literacy for Learning
  • HIST 260 - American History to 1865
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Courses in Nature and Technology

  • ENVS 210 - Introduction to Sustainable Food Systems 
  • GEOG 253 - Environment and Society 
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Courses in Society and Culture

  • ANTH 302 - Asian American Cultures 
  • BKST 200 - Racism in American Culture and Society 
  • BKST 440 - Black Liberation Movements 
  • COMS 362 - Intercultural Communication 
  • COMS 403 - Freedom of Speech and Communication Ethics 
  • COMS 410 - Communication and Gender 
  • EPFE 440 - Education for Social Justice 
  • ETT 211 - Technology in a Diverse Society 
  • HIST 365 - African-American History Since 1865 
  • LGBT 350 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies 
  • NNGO 100 - Community Leadership and Civic Engagement 
  • SOCI 270 - Social Problems 
  • WGST 101 - Women, Sex, and Gender Today 
  • WGST 324 - Women in Science 
  • or BIOS 324X - Women in Science 
  • or GEOG 324X - Women in Science 
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Contact Us

Associate Professor Ed Klonoski
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Curriculum
815-753-7037
eklonoski@niu.edu
Donna Smith
Catalog Editor, Curriculum Coordinator
Williston 321
815-753-0126
dsmith@niu.edu