As a student in the Social Justice LLC, you will take two 2-credit seminars and one 4-credit seminar (which will count as one of your WRIT classes) your first year at DU. All three courses are only open to students in the Social Justice LLC. There is no required coursework after your first year.
Four credits of your SJLLC courses can be applied toward the Intercultural Global Studies minor- follow this link to find out more!
Fall Quarter: Social Justice and the Arts
The first course in the Social Justice LLC sequence has two goals. First, by critically examining texts from the social justice tradition, students will acquire a deeper understanding of the broad historical and philosophical context in which their own efforts on behalf of social justice are taking shape. Second, by composing texts of their own, students will develop some of the thinking and communications skills that are crucial to social justice scholarship and activism. This first course in the SJUS sequence, then, lays the foundations for the work students will do in the second and third courses as well as for the work they are doing in the community. This is a 2 credit course.
Winter Quarter: Intellectual Foundations of Social Justice
Intellectual Foundations of Social Justice is the second of three courses taken by students in the Social Justice Living & Learning Community. The course has two goals. First, by critically interrogating core questions about the nature and meaning of social justice, students will acquire a deeper understanding of the intellectual underpinnings of their own efforts to bring about a more just world. Second, by debating these questions with one another and, via the creation of their own texts, with the wider community, students will develop communications skills crucial to working with and persuading others. This second course in the SJUS sequence, then, further develops intellectual and practical capacities acquired in the fall and prepares them for the work they’ll do in the their third course; it also contributes to their development as active participants in the community at large. This is a 2 credit course.
Spring Quarter: Social Justice Writing Course
In the third and final course for the Social Justice LLC, students will conduct research projects related to a social justice issue. This course will count toward the spring WRIT requirement for SJLLC students. This is a 4 credit course.