Social Justice Organizing Minor

This minor provides interdisciplinary classroom instruction in the theories, histories and formation of social identities, structural inequalities, and movements to foster social justice and equity in the United States. Students learn about valuable experiences and practical skills in social justice community organizing through a supervised internship. Fifteen credits at the 2000-level or above are required by taking three credits each from Groups A, B, and D, and six credits from Group C. No more than six credits may be taken in any one department or overlap with the plan of study of any one other major or minor.

Group A: Identities, Intersections, and Categories of Analysis

AASI 3201, AASI/SOCI 3221; AASI/SOCI 3222; AASI 3473; AFRA 2211, 3106, AFRA/ANTH 3152; ANTH/LLAS 3241; HDFS 3110, 3250, 3261, 3277; HEJS/SOCI 3511/W; HRTS 3042, 3212, 3220/W; LLAS 3210, 3251, LLAS/POLS 3667; POLS 3012/W, 3017, 3032, 3062/W, 3072, 3082; PHIL 2217, 3216, 3218; PSYC/WGSS 3102; SOCI 2503/W, 2509/W; WGSS 2250, 3257/W, 3270/W.

Group B: State Structures and Systems of Inequality and Control

AASI 3531, 3578, AASI/LLAS 3875; AFRA 2211, 3033, AFRA/SOCI 3501; AFRA/SOCI/HRTS 3505; AFRA 3563, 3564, 3618; ANTH 3027; ASLN 3254/WGSS 3254; COMM 3321/LLAS/WGSS 3260; COMM 3450/WGSS 3268; ECON 2444, 2445, 2456; ENGL 2605; HDFS 3420, 3421, 3520, 3530, 3540/W, 3550; HIST/WGSS 3560; HIST/WGSS 3561; HIST/WGSS 3562; HIST 3575/HRTS/LLAS 3221; HIST/LLAS 3660W; HIST 3674/LLAS 3220; HRTS/WGSS 2263; HRTS 3201, HRTS/SOCI 3421; HRTS/WGSS 3445; LLAS/POLS 3271; LLAS 3525; POLS 2622, 2998/W, 3202/W, 3203, POLS/WGSS 3247, POLS/WGSS 3249; POLS 3612, 3613/W, 3615/W, 3617, 3618, 3622, 3625, 3627, POLS/URBN 3632/W; POLS 3672/WGSS 3052; POLS 3822/W, 3827, 3842, 3847, 3850, 3857; SOCI 2310, 2501/W, 2701, 2709/W, 2841/W, 3307/W, 3315/W, SOCI/WGSS 3317; SOCI 3425, 3429/W, 3451, SOCI/WGSS 3453; SOCI 3457/W, 3471/W, 3507; SOCI 3621/WGSS 3621; URBN 2000/W, 3276/W, 3632/W; WGSS 2267, 3255/W, 3264; ECON 2498/HRTS 3298/WGSS 3998 when offered as Economics of Gender and Inequality.

Group C: Creating Social Justice, Equity and Freedom

AASI 3220, 3212; AFRA 3206, 3213/W, 3215, 3050/W, 3131, 3217/W, 3568, 3569, 3642, 3647, AFRA/POLS/WGSS 3652; AFRA/HRTS/SOCI 3825; ENGL/WGSS 3609; ENGL/WGSS 3611; ENGL/WGSS 3613; HRTS 3252, 3254, 3256/W, 3257, 3326, 3430, 3475, 3575, 3807, HRTS/SOCI 3831; HRTS/SOCI 3835/W; LLAS 2011W, 2012, LLAS 3230/WGSS 3258; LLAS 3270/POLS 2662; POLS 3203, 3210/W, POLS/WGSS 3216; POLS 3218/W, 3426, 3429/W3837/W; SOCI 3821/W; WGSS 2255/W, WGSS 3269; ENGL 3629/WGSS 3998 when offered as Studies in Literature: Femme Fatales; MUSI 4995/WGSS 3998 when offered as Women in Music.

Group D: Service Learning/Internship

AASI/AFRA/LLAS/WGSS 4100

In this interdisciplinary seminar, students learn and work alongside other University of Connecticut students, instructors and local activists as they examine the history of social justice organizing in the United States and gain practical skills in community organizing and political advocacy. Student practitioners gain familiarity with the theories, strategies, and practice of community organizing movements, such as those for immigration, environmental, reproductive, and racial justice.

The minor is offered by Africana Studies; Asian and Asian-American Studies; El Instituto: Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.