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SOCJ 2075: Models of Social and Economic Justice (3 cr.)
This course examines the range of questions about what justice requires and permits, to which alternative and incompatible answers are often offered by contending philosophical, theological, and sociological theories of justice. Lectures, readings, research and case studies are used to help students differentiate between and decide among the claims of rival accounts of justice, which compete for our moral, social, and political allegiance.

SOCJ 2018: History of Social Action (3 cr.)
This course examines the history and legacy of social movements in the United States, starting with the revolutionary movement for independence.  The abolitionist, suffrage, anti-imperialist, labor, anti racist, civil liberties, antiwar, feminist, environmental, gay/lesbian, human rights/global justice, anti death penalty struggles are among the movements to be studied.  Howard Zinn's justice, anti-death penalty struggles are among the movements to be studied.  Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States  is used to provide the historical contexts for these movements.  There is also a weekly lecture series in the evening organized to run parallel with the course, with leading activists talking about their experiences in many of the movements studied in class.