Dominican University, which began as a Catholic school and now considers itself non-denominational with a “Catholic tradition,” has added a new major. The major, focused on social justice, will become available to new students in the fall.
The school created the major after a growing number of students became interested in social justice careers, according to a university news release. Dominican will be combining courses from its minors entitled “Performing Arts and Social Change” and “Community Action and Social Change” for the major.
Students who major in social justice will have the chance to “examine the links between well-being, social justice, and diverse worldviews.”
Additionally, students will “analyze social injustices and work toward positive social change.”
The major starts off with a class titled “Theory and Practice for Community Action and Social Change,” which “provides foundational frameworks for analyzing oppression, power, and privilege.”
Other courses that students can take range from “Prophets, Psalms, & Social Justice” to “Liberation Theologies.”
Dominican University suggests that possible careers for those studying social justice include “Journalist/Photographer/Filmmaker,“ ”Community Organizer,” “Educator,” “Political Campaign Staffer,” and even a “Socially Engaged Artist.”
The new major is being funded in part by a $30,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion.
According to the spokesperson from the California Federation of College Republicans, “students will be spending $67,385 each academic year ($269,540 after four years)” on their bachelor’s degree in social justice from Dominican University.
Full story at Campus Reform.