The social justice and civic engagement minor (SJCE) allows students to deepen their civic engagement and service to the community while studying emerging research and social change in the field of social justice. Students will study the roots of social inequality and injustice and how to pursue justice in the world. Topics such as: service, social justice, social change, social action, global injustice, public ethics, civic engagement, human rights, and global pursuit of the common good will be introduced. SJCE provides a capstone experience for students to engage in community-based change. In addition, students are encouraged to develop an ethically responsible personal and cultural stance through community-based learning and civic engagement. This minor benefits students who have a passion for social justice; who want to make a difference or deepen their engagement in the community; who are interested in pursuing social work, law, education, or ministry; who are concerned about global affairs, international relations, human rights; or who wish to become leaders, entrepreneurs, social workers, or community organizers.
Twenty-one semester hours including SJCE 210 , SJCE 310 and SJCE 410 .
The remaining 12 semester hours are completed through a combination of community-based learning courses and related social justice/civic engagement courses as follows:
- One course designated as including a community-based learning component or a 299 community-based learning intensive. It is recommended that this course be in the student’s major field of study.
- Nine to 11 hours in related social justice/civic engagement theory or practice courses in the general curriculum selected in consultation with the program director.
- Completion of at least 100-clock hours of service with approved community-agency partners.
A minimum of 15 hours in the minor must be completed at Dominican.