This course is an introduction to the conception of justice as fairness, and its application to professional practice in public and community service and civic engagement. The role of public and community service professionals in advancing the aims of social justice is examined in the context of modern societies. Students are engaged in the critical analysis of the causes and consequences of social injustices; examine various frameworks for appraising institutional and societal practices that prohibit equal access to opportunities; and explore individual and collective strategies to remove barriers to opportunities, resulting in a more justice society.
Concepts of Social Justice
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 13, 2017