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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

SOC 350 Social Justice: Ethical Dilemmas in Social Context

This upper-division interdisciplinary seminar presents a social science analysis of social justice using a series of case studies. Specific ethical dilemmas faced in contemporary society are investigated, with an emphasis on the key players and conflicting interests involved as well as the social, economic, and political institutions that gave rise to these dilemmas. Contemporary and historical case studies focus discussion on the social context of issues such as the human rights of women, children, and refugees; economic justice associated with the international debt; and environmental protection. Prerequisite: SOC 131, SOC 200, or SOC 203. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: ETH, SS-2. (3)

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