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LJSC Submajor or Minor
The Law, Justice, and Social Change program offers students a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the relationship between legal institutions, inequality, and the capacity of social groups to produce fundamental social change.
Sociology has taught me how to think and speak about social issues/topics in a way that can educate other people. It has allowed me to have conversations that are productive, informational, and based on facts. Knowing how to speak in a way that educates other people instead of speaking merely from opinion has been so useful and I am really excited to enter the "real world" with that skill.
Students have the opportunity to pursue either a Law, Justice, and Social Change submajor or a Law, Justice, and Social Change minor.
- The LJSC submajor is an optional part of the Sociology major.
- The LJSC minor is a stand-alone academic minor.
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Law, Justice, and Social Change will offer students:
- An understanding of theoretical perspectives on justice and on the connection between law and society
- Frameworks for thinking about legal compliance, deviance, and resistance
- Perspectives for thinking about the relationship between “law on the books” and “law in action”
- Tools for thinking about the relationship between law and social change
- Understandings of the law in international contexts and in regard to human rights issues
- The foundation of theory, methods, and substantive knowledge necessary to develop informed perspectives on criminality, crime policy, and the social consequences of legal punishment
- Tools for understanding the role of social policies in creating and ameliorating inequality