Global Social Justice Living Learning Courses
LLC 200 Social Justice: A Global Perspective - 3 credits
This course is offered to students in the Social Justice Living Learning Community. The course teaches global awareness of human rights violations and a basic understanding of programs and resources existing to combat human suffering. Globalization offers areas for social action and social transformation. Students taking this course will be able to recognize the opportunities for positive change in an increasingly interconnected world. When students recognize their own interdependence with other countries of the world, they become more respectful of people of other cultures and nations of origin. Students will be challenged to transcend parochialism, and gain a new understanding of global inequalities. Topics that will be examined are: HIV/AIDS pandemic, human trafficking, genocide, feminization of poverty and violence, war refugees, child soldiers and child labor. Students will explore existing resources for change such as: The World Health Organization, International AIDS Trust, Peace and Society, Amnesty International, United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, Save the Children, World Visions, Million Voices for Darfur, Doctors Without Borders, and Grameen Bank.
LLC 201 Social Justice Seminar - 3 credits
Social Justice Seminar is a three-credit service-learning course taken by students in the Social Justice Living Learning Community. The course is the second part of a two-course sequence that addresses social justice from a global perspective. The course is composed of two distinct yet independent elements. Students will spend the equivalent of two hours per week (28 hours over the course of the semester) in a service-learning experience. One hour a week will be devoted to class discussions on readings, service-learning experiences and how human rights are protected in the community. Students will study the major theories of ethics and social justice from a Western perspective and at the same time explore their own values and beliefs related to being an engaged citizen.
Prerequisite: LLC 200.