Feb 28, 2020
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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor.
- Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to minor requirements.
- Students must complete all major courses, including ancillary courses, taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7). Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Take the following required course:
- SJUS 2000 - Foundations in Social Justice
Take three courses from those listed below. This is a sample list of upper division courses, but other courses may be considered.
- ANTH 3000 - Globalization, Migration and Transnationalism
- ANTH 3142 - Cultural Diversity in the Modern World
- ANTH 3200 - Human Migration: Nomads, Sojourners, and Settlers
- ANTH 4070/ ANTH 5070 - Culture of Development and Globalization
- ANTH 4300/ ANTH 5300 - Migrant Health
- COMM 2020 - Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice
- COMM 2082 - Introduction to Environmental Communication
- COMM 3271 - Communication and Diversity
- COMM 4040 - Communication, Prisons, and Social Justice
- COMM 4260 - Communication and Conflict
- COMM 4265 - Gender and Communication
- COMM 4282 - Environmental Communication
- COMM 4558 - Digital Health Narratives
- COMM 4610 - Communication, media, and sexuality
- COMM 4710 - Topics in Communication
- EDFN 4001/ EDFN 5001 - Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial Justice
- ENGL 3330 - Topics in Literature (Literature, Mysteries and Spies)
- ENGL 4190/ ENGL 5190 - Special Topics (Rhetorics of the Body)
- ENGL 4190/ ENGL 5190 - Special Topics (Rhetoric of Disability in Contemporary Film)
- ENGL 4280/ ENGL 5280 - Proposal and Grant Writing
- ENGL 4308 - Contemporary Feminist Thought
- ENGL 4770 - Topics in English: Film and Literature (Mental Difference & Disorders)
- ETST 3002 - Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice
- ETST 3110 - Indigenous Studies
- ETST 3272 - Global Media
- ETST 3274 - Power, Poverty, Culture
- ETST 3396 - History of the American Indian
- ETST 3297 - Social History of Asian Americans
- ETST 3704 - Culture, Racism and Alienation
- ETST 3794 - Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Culture
Geography & Environmental Sciences
- GEOG 4301 - Population, Culture, and Resources
- GEOG 3401 - Geography of Food and Agriculture
- GEOG 3412 - Globalization and Regional Development
- GEOG 3501 - Geography of Health
- GEOG 4230 - Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment
- GEOG 4420 - The Politics of Nature
- GEOG 4640/ GEOG 5640 - Urban Geography: Denver and the U.S.
- GEOG 4680 - Urban Sustainability: Perspectives and Practice
- HIST 3235 - U.S. Labor History, 1800 to the Present
- HIST 3343 - Women in U.S. History
- HIST 3345 - Immigration and Ethnicity in American History
- HIST 3349 - Social Movements in 20th Century America
- HIST 4028/ HIST 5028 - Nations and Classes: 19th Century Europe
- HIST 4217/ HIST 5217 - Consumer Culture
- HIST 4306/ HIST 5306 - Survey of Feminist Thought
- HIST 4308/ HIST 5308 - Crime, Policing, and Justice in American History
- HIST 4455/ HIST 5455 - African Struggle for Independence
- LDAR 3601 - Intro to Landscape Arch: Engaging Designed Landscape
- LDAR 4486/ LDAR 6686 - Special Topics: Landscape Architecture (Site, Society & Environment)
- LDAR 4486/ LDAR 6686 - Special Topics: Landscape Architecture (Food in the Urban Landscape)
- PHIL 3200 - Social and Political Philosophy
- PHIL 3280 - War and Morality
- PHIL 3500 - Ideology and Culture: Racism and Sexism
- PHIL 3550 - Philosophy of Death and Dying
- PHIL 4101/ PHIL 5101 - Pragmatism: Classical American Philosophy
- PHIL 4812/ PHIL 5812 - Special Topics in Philosophy (Prisons, Punishment, and Social Justice)
- PHIL 4812/ PHIL 5812 - Special Topics in Philosophy (Gender and Sexuality)
- PHIL 4812/ PHIL 4812 - Special Topics in Philosophy (The Woman Question)
- PHIL 4920/ PHIL 5920 - Philosophy of Media and Technology
- PSCI 3034 - Race, Gender, Law and Public Policy
- PSCI 3035 - Political Movements: Race and Gender
- PSCI 3075 - Community Organizing and Community Development
- PSCI 3914 - The Urban Citizen
- PSCI 4002 - Topics in Political Science
- PSCI 4025/ PSCI 5025 - Local Governance and Globalization
- PSCI 4144 - Indigenous Political Systems
- PSCI 4146 - Indigenous Politics
- PSCI 4207 - Theories of Social and Political Change
- PSCI 4265/ PSCI 5265 - Social Justice And Globalization
- PSCI 4437 - Coercion and the State
- PSCI 4535 - Labor and Working Class Politics
- PSCI 4545 - Immigration Politics
- PSCI 4555 - International Women’s Resistance
- PSCI 4808/ PSCI 5808 - Strategies of Peacebuilding
- PUAD 4001 - Ethics in Public Service
- PUAD 4002 - Leading for the Public Good
- RLST 4000 - Religion and Cultural Diversity
- SOCY 3001 - Urban Sociology
- SOCY 3020 - Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
- SOCY 3140 - Sociological Theory
- SOCY 3720 - Global Perspectives on Social Issues
- SOCY 4700 - Sociology of Law
- SJUS 4050/ SJUS 5050 - Special Topics: Social Justice
- SSCI 4050/ SSCI 5050 - Topics in Social Science (1st Amendment in American Culture Wars)
- SSCI 4050/ SSCI 5050 - Topics in Social Science (Critical Public Humanities)
- SSCI 4050/ SSCI 5050 - Topics in Social Science (Narratives of Americas)
Women’s and Gender Studies
- WGST 4306/ WGST 5306 - Survey of Feminist Thought
- WGST 4308/ WGST 5308 - Contemporary Feminist Thought
Take a 3 semester hour capstone seminar:
Work on a project related to a social justice issue that is important to you with a faculty member in an independent study. Your advisor must approve this course in advance.