Social Justice Minor Courses

Required Courses

For students who are passionate about social justice issues, there are more than 90 approved electives in 15 different departments across the campus that count towards the Social Justice Minor. There are only 18-credits in the SJUS Minor, and strategic planning can facilitate working through the requirements quickly and “double dipping” (where you credits count towards your major and minor) is allowed, although electives must be taken in at least two different departments. The Director of the program will gladly work with students to approve courses and internships that address social justice issues by are not officially listed as SJUS electives.  The requirements for the Social Justice Minor are:

  1. Foundations in Social Justice                                                                       (3 credits)
    1. SJUS 2000: Foundations in Social Justice (taught every Fall semester)
  2. Social Justice Electives                                                                                  (9 credits)
    1. Chose any three (3) of the 90 approved Social Justice Elective Courses
  3. Community Internship                                                                                 (3 credits)
    1. Work with local organizations to promote social justice. Placement in 100s of internships is facilitated by CU Denver Experiential Learning Center (Tivoli 260)
  4. Capstone Project/Critical Public Humanities                                             (3 credits)
    1. Work on a project related to a social justice issue that is important to you with a faculty member in an independent study, or join the spring “Critical Public Humanities” course