Activism & Social Justice

Are you interested in making the world more just or in understanding how other people have tried to do so? The Activism & Social Justice pathway offers tools for analyzing causes and manifestations of injustice, both globally and in the United States, and will help you understand how people organize and educate one another to make the world a better place.  Courses examine human rights activism and advocacy, social movements, racial justice organizing, feminist activism, LGBTQ movements, NGOs, humanitarianism, and social justice education. On this pathway, you can learn to analyze these movements and gain a set of ethical orientations that can help transform your reflections into consequential action in the world.

Majoring in Anthropology via the Activism & Social Justice Pathway:

  • ANTHR 1900 Global Engagements: Living and Working in a Diverse World  

  • ANTHR 2400 Cultural Diversity & Contemporary Issues 

  • ANTHR 3232 Politics of the Past 

  • ANTHR 3405 Multicultural Issues in Education 

  • ANTHR 3422 Culture, Politics, & Environment in the Circumpolar North 

  • ANTHR 3471 Race and Religion 

  • ANTHR 3620 A Global Controversy: How to Study a Human Rights Violation 

  • ANTHR 3901 Going Global: Preparing for Engaged Learning 

  • ANTHR 3902 Coming Home: Making the Most of Engaged Experiences 

  • ANTHR 4437 Ethnographies of Development 

  • ANTHR 4462 Politics Beyond the State: Activism, Advocacy, & NGOs 

  • ANTHR 4419 Anthropology of Corporations 

  • ANTHR 4479 Ethnicity & Identity Politics: An Anthropological Perspective 

  • ANTHR 4466 Citizenship, Borders, and Belonging

  • ANTHR 4476 Carceral Worlds: Policing, Prisons, and Securitization 

  • ANTHR 4176 Humanitarian Affects  

  • ANTHR 4100 Public Service Studies Capstone 

  • Other courses from Anthropology or other units with departmental approval.

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