This interdisciplinary minor examines the diversity of human and other life systems across a variety of cultural and intercultural contexts, including political, social, economic, and scientific ways of knowing that determine and apply definitions of justice. Students will explore biodiversity and human systems of classifying scientific constructs and investigate the development and maintenance of systems of political and economic power that govern communities. Other disciplinary courses will interrogate narratives that reflect how communities express the intersections of power and identity, and examine communications within and across cultural and interpersonal relationships. The minor invites students to pose and answer questions of social justice that emerge from studies of these systems.
Of the 24 credits of disciplinary distribution required for graduation, at least 18 credits must be taken from the following list of courses to complete this Integratus Minor. Of these 18 credits, at least 9 credits must be upper-division courses numbered 300 and above.
The following courses contribute to the Integratus Global Diversity and Social Justice Minor: