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Social Justice Studies


The social justice studies program examines the sociology, history, economy, and psychology of oppression based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of group identity and experience in the U.S. These courses also explores the histories, strategies, and structures of movements for social justice and liberation, as well as investigating how creating and undoing asymmetrical power relations are linked to social structures, institutional processes, and culture. Additionally, it provides a basis for a better understanding of socioeconomic, political, and cultural conditions of key social groups in the United States.

  • Division Dean Brian Robinson
  • Department Chair Dr. Diane Carlson
  • Phone (916) 361-6330
  • Email