The Intersection of American Higher Education and Social Justice


INSTRUCTOR: Sonja Montas-Hunter


SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Thursday 6:25PM – 7:40PM, Hybrid

Course Description

College campuses across the country have been at the center of many of our political activism because they reflect the racial, cultural and socioeconomic heterogeneity of the American society. Young people are the backbone of most social movements– from the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements to more contemporary examples like Black Lives Matter, #Occupy, and the anti-gun violence movement. This course will examine the influence of history and culture in fostering social justice activism among students and aims to broaden the discussion of social justice to include academic spaces. Students will approach social justice from a holistic perspective to analyze its connections to globalization and their own communities.