Justice allows people to live together ethically in community and society. But what is justice? Where does it come from? How is it realized? How is it practiced? This thread invites students and faculty to examine how conceptions of justice are woven through various disciplines, focusing on themes such as community, philosophical, social, criminal, legal, and global justice.
This thread can be 9 or 18 hours.
Students must take at least one course from the 2000 level or above.
Courses in a 9-hour thread must be from a minimum of two disciplines. Courses in an 18-hour thread must be from a minimum of four disciplines, with no more than nine credits from any one discipline.
|Required Thread Course|
|IDS 1300 Justice: An Introductory Experience||2 hours|
|Select Additional Courses to Meet Thread Requirements|
|ENG 2280 Topics in World Literature: Ethics and Justice||4 hours|
What is justice, and how as a society do we pursue its realization? Justice: An Introductory Experience will investigate answers to these questions by studying ideas and case studies concerning justice that highlight the challenges involved in its pursuit, and by participating in service learning where students experience local agencies on their efforts to realize a more just society. This course is required for the Justice Thread, where possible as the first course in the Thread.
Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.
Archway Curriculum: Justice Thread