2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Print Options

Social Justice (SJUS)

SJUS 2000 -  Foundations in Social Justice  (3 Credits)  

Examines how well the United States, Colorado and Denver are doing in addressing issues of social justice, such as inequality and environmental degradation. Explores various modes of democratic participation -- electoral politics, community activism, and lifestyle changes -- in advancing social justice. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits. GT: Course is approved by the Colorado Dept of Higher Education for statewide guaranteed transfer, GT-SS1

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Additional Information: Denver Core Requirement, Social Sciences; GT courses GT Pathways, GT-SS1, Soc Behav Sci:Econ or Pol.

SJUS 2010 -  Social Justice: Theories, Narratives, and Technologies  (3 Credits)  

How can citizens of a democracy address social justice issues? This course examines theoretical perspectives relevant to social justice, the narratives which express and question social order, and the technologies which alternately shape and reflect local, regional, and global cultures. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SJUS 3050 -  Special Topics: Social Justice  (1-3 Credits)  

Special Topics in Social Justice will be covered. Repeatable. Max hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

SJUS 3939 -  Internship  (3 Credits)  

Internship/experiential learning involving work in the community that is centered upon social justice and which includes a reflective component and some type of public dissemination. Prereq: Students must have junior standing and at least a 2.75 GPA and must work with Experiential Learning Center advising to complete a course contract and gain approval. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Junior standing or higher and at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA

SJUS 4000 -  Social Justice Capstone  (3 Credits)  

Students design and carry out research projects that address important civic issues in collaboration with community partners and present their findings to the partners and academic community. This course also involves reflection on social justice means and goals. Note: Students may not receive credit for SJUS 4000 if they have already received credit for SJUS 4001 and may not receive credit for SJUS 4001 if they have already received credit for SJUS 4000. Prereq: Junior standing or higher. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree Majors

Additional Information: Credit; Upper Division.

SJUS 4001 -  Social Justice Senior Project  (3 Credits)  

Students design and carry out research projects that address important civic issues in collaboration with community partners and present their findings to the partners and academic community. This course also involves reflection on social justice means and goals. This is an individually structured version of SJUS 4000 so students may not receive credit for SJUS 4001 if they have already received credit for SJUS 4000 and may not receive credit for SJUS 4000 if they have already received credit for SJUS 4001. Note: Students must submit a special processing form completely filled out and signed by the student and faculty member, describing the course expectations, assignments and outcomes, to the CLAS undergraduate advising office for approval. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SJUS 4050 -  Special Topics: Social Justice  (3 Credits)  

Special Topics in Social Justice will be covered. Cross-listed with SJUS 5050. Repeatable. Max Hours: 12 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 12.

SJUS 4840 -  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Note: Students must submit a special processing form completely filled out and signed by the student and faculty member, describing the course expectations, assignments and outcomes, to the CLAS undergraduate advising office for approval. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SJUS 4880 -  Directed Research  (1-6 Credits)  

Students will engage in original research projects supervised and mentored by faculty. Students must work with faculty prior to registration to develop a proposal for their project and receive permission to take this course. Note: Students must submit a special processing form completely filled out and signed by the student and faculty member, describing the course expectations, assignments and outcomes, to the CLAS undergraduate advising office for approval. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.