You’re driven by justice and want to create a better world. Not just for you and your family, but for your community, for everyone. You’re uncomfortable with the inequities in our world, and curious about how we got here. You believe we can do better, as a society, as global citizens. And you're ready to arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to advocate effectively.
In addition to coursework in majors that support social justice advocacy, you'll find a variety of affinity groups, campus events, student organizations, and community organizations to support your growth as an advocate.
Anthropology is the study of humans across time and space. It is made up of unique and complementary subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistics, biological anthropology, and archaeology. As an Anthropology major, you'll be introduced to each, giving you the opportunity to find your path.
Majoring in Borders & Languages is the path to take to become bilingual. But the route won't take you through endless verb conjugations, memorizing vocabulary, or other grammatical toiling. Rather, you'll study issues, ideas, history, and culture while developing your proficiency with the Spanish language.
As a Criminology & Justice Studies major, you'll study the social factors that lead to crime; the concept of justice, from punitive to restorative frameworks; as well as the history of crime and justice in our society. You'll also learn about the structures of our current justice system, including police, attorneys, and the court system.
Gender & Sexuality Studies is the interdisciplinary study of gender - including masculinity, women’s equality, human sexuality, and human sexual orientation. Its curriculum draws coursework from many departments and examines the key role of gender in social, political and economic arenas.
Studying history helps make sense of the world we live in today. You'll gain an understanding of origins and evolution of our current belief systems, conflicts, and institutions. In the process, you'll learn valuable skills in research methods, how to frame and articulate arguments, and how to write clearly and concisely.
Couple your enthusiasm and appreciation for history with the skills and training to teach. This is a rigorous major that prepares you to become certified to teach history or social studies in public high schools.
Our Native American and Indigenous Studies program focuses on the experiences and worldviews of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and First Nations Peoples. You'll critique colonialism and its impact upon tribal sovereignty, governance, and self-determination.
As a Philosophy major, you'll study the fundamental questions of the nature of reality, the values we hold, and the justification of our beliefs. You'll develop the ability to carefully read historical and contemporary texts, discern and evaluate arguments, articulate your own views, and clearly present your positions.
The study of Political Science is concerned with the relationship between the governed and the government, the nature of the political process, and the role of the citizen in a democratic society. As a Political Science major, you'll hone the skills necessary to find novel solutions to the issues of our times.
In our Sociology and Human Services major, you'll explore how our individual and collective experiences intersect in our society. You'll study the relationships between social structure and individuality, historical processes and everyday life, and collective interests and individual motives.
A World Languages K-12 major prepares you not only to learn Spanish, but to teach it, as well. What’s more, learning Spanish at FLC means learning the cultures, histories, and current social contexts of Spanish speakers. You’ll integrate your learning of culture and language with the fundamentals of teaching.
Many students complement their major with a minor or certificate that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in social justice advocacy.
Round out your academic pursuits with involvement in campus events, student groups, volunteer opportunities and more. Through co-curriculars you'll build your community, apply your academics in real-world situations, and even fill out your résumé.
Our Diversity Collaborative oversees several affinity groups on campus:
Student groups, or Registered Student Organizations, contribute to the collective energy and creativity of our campus. Search for relevant student groups on SkyHub, or create your own group.
Our GrubHub food pantry provides free food for food-insecure students. There are student volunteer opportunities available every week.
Maybe advocating for social justice is close, but not quite right for you. Check out these other directions you can go.
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