Social Justice

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Program Overview

Become an effective agent of social change. Learn and develop skills to identify, address, and engage in work to dismantle social inequities through personal and familial interactions, employment, education, and local and national legislation. Explore social movements from the past and present to examine effective methods to promote equitable, inclusive, and substantive change.

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Why study Social Justice at Inver Hills?

Understand the forms and meaning of oppression.

Understand power structures, the exploitation of resources, and the demand for access which shape our personal and institutional interactions in our current world. Reflect on historical legislation and institutional powers which support social constructs that harm and dehumanize minoritized communities related to race, gender, sexuality, religion, national origin, disability, body size, incarcerated status, and others.

Earn a degree with boundless possibilities.

Our A.A. with Emphasis in Social Justice is a degree you can transfer to numerous baccalaureate majors from anthropology to economics to history to international studies to philosophy to political science to psychology to sociology to gender and women’s studies and much, much more.

Achieve the perspective you need to be your best.

Explore different social movements and profiles of human rights activists to enhance your sense of civic responsibility and broaden your understanding of contemporary justice issues.

Boost your experience with our Social Justice certificate.

Learn how to express diverse notions of social justice across multiple viewpoints. This certificate can leverage your work experience, complement a previous college degree, or build a foundation for an Associate of Arts (A.A.).

Social Justice Career Paths

Real justice for all people is a realistic goal.

Social Justice majors can pursue a vast range of occupational options across several professions, including attorney, political scientist, economist, sociologist, policy analyst, victim advocate, journalist, grant writer, social worker, community developer, environmentalist, fundraiser, and many, many more.

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