Social Justice Studies

Study Social Justice

Social Justice is needed now more than ever. For some, taking Social Justice courses or earning a degree is the first step to a law degree or a career in social services.

Please see the Social Justice Department for more information.

Degrees/Certificates

Mission College Admissions
Social Justice Courses

Courses may or may not be available each semester.

 

SJS - Social Justice
SJS-001: Social Justice (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Interdisciplinary study of social justice. The course will cover philosophical and historical foundations of the social justice concept and movement and examine the socio-economic, cultural and political conditions of key social groups. The lens will be centered on but not limited to the experiences of the United States. C-ID # SJS 110.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, B - AA-AS Natural Sciences - DNU, CSU - California State University, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci, UC - University of California

SJS-002: Introduction to Gender Studies (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

In this course, students will learn how sex and gender are shaped by biological and environmental factors, and what research shows about sex differences. Further, students will examine gender from feminist perspectives. This course will examine how gender is constructed in various institutions such as the family, mass media, education, and the economy. In this course students will be given a basic understanding of the gender and feminism and will be introduced to relevant theories of gender, the intersectionality of gender, race and class, as well as how gender shapes an individual’s experience of the world in realms such as communication, sexuality, relationships, work, health and violence. C-ID # SJS 120.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, B - AA-AS Natural Sciences - DNU, CSU - California State University, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci, UC - University of California

SJS-003: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This introductory course introduces students to a broad range of historical and contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues addressed through sociological, political, racial, and sexual context. C-ID # SJS 130.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, B - AA-AS Natural Sciences - DNU, CSU - California State University, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci, UC - University of California