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sample online social justice courses

Here is a list of some of the online social justice courses offered by UMass Amherst in the past three years. This will give you an idea of the types of online courses you would have the opportunity to choose from. As with all colleges and universities, online courses come and go, and this list is subject to change.

Depending on how you craft your concentration in advocacy and social justice studies, there may be online courses offered through other academic departments you’ll want to take. For example, if you want to study farming and justice, you may want to take some online sustainability courses. Want to focus on health and human services advocacy, take a look at the lists of online health courses and online human services courses available. Looking to combine your passion for both the arts and social justice work? Add online arts management courses. Or maybe you have past credits you can bring into the mix. The choice is yours. Review our full list of online courses to get a sense of what might be possible for you. 

AFROAM 236 History of the Civil Rights Movement
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and People
ANTHRO 258 Food and Culture
ANTHRO 270 North American Indians
ANTHRO 312 Medical Anthropology
ARTS-EXT 390A Cultural Equity in the Arts
BDIC 391L Fundamentals of Grants in the Non-Profit Sector
COMM 288 Gender, Sex and Representation
COMM 319 Health Communication
COMM 336 Consumer Culture
COMM 427 Media Literacy
ECON 105 Introduction to Political Economy
ECON 308 Political Economy of the Environment
EDUC 115 Embracing Diversity
EDUC 210 Social Diversity in Education
EDUC 377 Introduction to Multicultural Education
EDUC 595G LGBT Issues in Education
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & Culture
HISTORY 121 Latin America: National Period
HISTORY 154 Social Change in the 1960's
HISTORY 170 Indigenous People of North America
HISTORY 264 History of Healthcare and Medicine in the U.S.
HISTORY 389 US Women's History Since 1890
ITALIAN 333 Women's Bodies: Poetry, Politics and Power
LEGAL 297R Gender, Law and Politics
LEGAL 391T Animals, Politics & the Law
LEGAL 397RE Law and Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 
MANAGMNT 366 Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise
MANAGMNT 391E Environmental Law
MANAGMNT 462 Social Entrepreneurship
PHIL 164 Medical Ethics
POLISCI 181 Controversies in Public Policy
POLISCI 338 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Identity in Politics
POLISCI 391PS Peace and Security from Preventative Diplomacy to Humanitarian Interventions
POLISCI 391WM Women, Media, and Politics
POLISCI 394II International Environmental Politics and Policy
PSYCH 360 Social Psychology
PSYCH 391FC Intersections of Race, Class and Gender in the Family Context
PSYCH 391S Psych Prejudice Sterotyping
PUBHLTH 302 Community Development and Health Education
PUBHLTH 328 Fundamentals of Women's Health
PUBHLTH 389 Health Inequities
HPP 524 Introduction to Health Politics & Policy
HPP 525 Ethical Issues In Public Health
HPP 632 Social Justice & Public Health
HPP 690B Aging, Politics, Policy, & Law
HPP 690M Introduction to the US Mental Health System
RES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
SOCIOL 103 Social Problems
SOCIOL 106 Race, Gender, Class & Ethnicity
SOCIOL 222 The Family
SOCIOL 224 Social Class and Inequality
SOCIOL 248 Conformity and Deviance
SOCIOL 287 Sexuality & Society
SOCIOL 297W Introduction to Social Welfare
SOCIOL 323 Sociology of Law
SOCIOL 328 Introduction to Social Work
SOCIOL 353 Sociology of Medicine
SOCIOL 364 Sociology of Mental Health
SOCIOL 392J Race and Policing
SOCIOL 395AP American Police
SOCIOL 395K Domestic Violence
SOCIOL 397F Gender, Crime, and Families
STOCKSCH 354 Non-Profit Management of Community Food Systems
STOCKSCH 397FJ Social Permaculture for Food Justice
STPEC 189 Introduction to Radical Social Theory
THEATER 130 Contemporary Playwrights of Color
UWW 396 Social Justice Residency (optional on-campus weekend
residency)
UWW 397S Perspectives on Social Justice and Advocacy
WGSS 187 Gender, Sexuality and Culture
WGSS 205 Feminist Health Politics