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Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education


School of Adult and Graduate Education

Traditional Admissions

Social Work Major
Maynard L. Cressman, M.S.W.
Associate Professor/ Director, Social Work
610-606-4666 Ext. 3502

Gerontology and Global Social Justice
Suzanne Weaver, M.S.W., L.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3500

Child Welfare
Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3499

Global Social Justice Living Learning Community

In a Living Learning Community (LLC) at Cedar Crest College, you can enjoy a fuller, deeper learning experience by living in a residence hall with other students who share similar interests.

The mission of Living Learning Communities at Cedar Crest College is to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences to foster characteristics of women’s leadership, civic engagement, and global connectivity. Living Learning Communities cultivate interactions among students, faculty, and staff by building a community of scholars who share common interests.

The Global Social Justice LLC

The Global Social Justice Living Learning Community at Cedar Crest College is dedicated to helping students explore their own values in the context of individual responsibility to local, regional and global communities. Consistent with the mission of the College, this Living Learning Community seeks to provide students with a liberal arts perspective that is committed to preparing students to become leaders who will strive to alleviate social oppression through advocacy for social justice. Students from all majors may apply to participate in this living learning community.

The Global Social Justice LLC program consists of two courses: LLC 200 and LLC 201, which are taken in the fall and spring semesters, respectively. In these courses, students will engage in activities that promote global awareness of human rights violations and a basic understanding or resources that exist to combat human suffering. In this program, students will also:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the global interdependence of today’s world
  • Learn to recognize opportunities for positive change from a local and global perspective
  • Gain understanding of global social inequalities
  • Cover topics in course materials such as:
    • The HIV/AIDS pandemic
    • World Hunger
    • Human trafficking
    • Genocide
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Feminization of poverty and violence
    • War refugees
    • Child Labor
    • Child soldiers
    • Post-apartheid South Africa
  • 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
    • Grameen Bank
  • Participate in a social justice seminar, in which students spend about 2 hours per week (28 per semester) in an in-service learning experience, exploring major ethical theory and examining their own beliefs regarding social justice

Living Learning Community Requirements

  • Participation in an LLC is a full-year commitment: Students are required to commit to the fall and spring semesters of the academic year in which they are enrolled in the LLC.
  • Students are required to live in the LLC residence hall during the year and participate in co-curricular activities outside of classroom time.
  • LLCs are open to all students of sophomore-standing or higher. Global Social Justice LLCs fulfill a Liberal Arts Writing II Requirement (Fall) and the Ethical Life Requirement (Spring).
  • Students must apply for entry into an LLC.