Democracy and Justice Studies Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • American Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies
  • U.S. and the World
  • Women's and Gender Studies

American Studies

Supporting Courses24-26
Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Research and Rhetoric 1
Choose two of the following courses:
Varieties of World Culture
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Freedom and Social Control
American Law in Historical Perspective
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Logic and Reasoning
Is Morality for Sale?
Global Politics and Society
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Choose one of the following Skill Subjects (6 credits minimum): 2
Subject A - Social Research (7 credits)
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Subject B - Foreign Language (two semesters) 3
Subject C - Communication (6 credits)
Fundamentals of Public Address
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Subject D - Historical Research (6 credits)
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
The Craft of History
Upper-Level Courses24
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Power and Change in America
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Social and Political Criticism
Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies
American Political Thought
Elective Courses (choose 6 credits):
Modern American Culture
Criminal Justice Process
Constitutional Law
Law and Society
Gender and the Law
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
Problems in American Thought
The U.S. and the World
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
America in the Twentieth Century
Community Politics
Political Behavior
Political Theory
Foreign and Defense Policies
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Theory
Criminology
Asian American Communities in the United States
Latino Communities in the United States
Feminist Theory
Total Credits48-50

Criminal Justice

Supporting Courses24-26
Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
Freedom and Social Control
American Government and Politics
Research and Rhetoric 1
Choose two of the following courses:
Varieties of World Culture
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
American Law in Historical Perspective
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Is Morality for Sale?
Global Politics and Society
Introduction to Public Administration
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Choose one of the following Skill Subjects (6 credits minimum): 2
Subject A - Social Research (7 credits):
Foundations for Social Research
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Subject B - Foreign Language (two semesters): 3
Subject C - Communication (6 credits):
Fundamentals of Public Address
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Subject D - Historical Research (6 credits):
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
The Craft of History
Upper-Level Courses24
Criminal Justice Process
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies
American Political Thought
Criminology
Choose 6 credits of the following elective courses:
Constitutional Law
Law and Society
Gender and the Law
Power and Change in America
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Social and Political Criticism
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
Topics in African American History When covering crime and punishment (see DJS advisor)
The U.S. and the World
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
America in the Twentieth Century
Topics in Early Modern European History When covering crime and punishment (see DJS advisor)
Philosophy, Politics and Law
Community Politics
Political Theory
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Theory
Street Gangs in America
Feminist Theory
Total Credits48-50

Legal Studies

Supporting Courses24-26
Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
American Law in Historical Perspective
American Government and Politics
Research and Rhetoric 1
Choose two of the following courses:
Varieties of World Culture
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Freedom and Social Control
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Logic and Reasoning
Is Morality for Sale?
Global Politics and Society
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Choose one of the following Skill Subjects (6 credits minimum): 2
Subject A - Social Research (7 credits):
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Subject B - Foreign Language (two semesters): 3
Subject C - Communication (6 credits)
Fundamentals of Public Address
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Subject D - Historical Research (6 Credits):
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
The Craft of History
Upper-Level Courses24
Constitutional Law
Law and Society
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies
American Political Thought
Choose 6 credits of the following elective courses:
Criminal Justice Process
Gender and the Law
Power and Change in America
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Social and Political Criticism
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
The U.S. and the World
History of Modern Africa
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
America in the Twentieth Century
Philosophy, Politics and Law
Community Politics
Political Behavior
Political Theory
Foreign and Defense Policies
Environmental Law
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Theory
Criminology
Asian American Communities in the United States
Latino Communities in the United States
Feminist Theory
Total Credits48-50

U.S. and the World

Supporting Courses24-26
Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
Global Politics and Society
American Government and Politics
Research and Rhetoric 1
Choose two of the following courses:
Varieties of World Culture
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Freedom and Social Control
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Is Morality for Sale?
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Choose one of the following Skill Subjects (6 credits minimum): 2
Subject A - Social Research (7 credits):
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Subject B - Foreign Language (two semesters): 3
Subject C - Communication (6 credits)
Fundamentals of Public Address
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Subject D - Historical Research (6 credits)
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
The Craft of History
Upper-Level Courses24
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies
The U.S. and the World
American Political Thought
Foreign and Defense Policies
Elective Courses (choose 6 credits):
Criminal Justice Process
Constitutional Law
Law and Society
Gender and the Law
Power and Change in America
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Social and Political Criticism
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
History of Modern Africa
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
America in the Twentieth Century
Political Behavior
Political Theory
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Theory
Asian American Communities in the United States
Latino Communities in the United States
Feminist Theory
Total Credits48-50

Women's and Gender Studies

Supporting Courses24-26
Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
Research and Rhetoric 1
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Choose one of the following options:
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
American Government and Politics
Choose two of the following courses:
Student can choose HISTORY 205 or 206 or POL SCI 101 in this category if not used for requirement above
Varieties of World Culture
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Freedom and Social Control
American Law in Historical Perspective
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
Global Politics and Society
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Choose one of the following Skill Subjects (6 credits minimum): 2
Subject A - Social Research (7 credits)
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Subject B - Foreign Language (two semesters) 3
Subject C - Communication (6 credits)
Fundamentals of Public Address
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Subject D - Historical Research (6 credits)
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
The Craft of History
Upper-Level Courses24
Gender and the Law
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies
American Political Thought
Feminist Theory
Elective Courses (choose 6 credits):
Modern American Culture
Women, Art and Image
Criminal Justice Process
Constitutional Law
Law and Society
Power and Change in America
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Social and Political Criticism
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Women and Gender in First Nations Communities
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
The U.S. and the World
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
America in the Twentieth Century
Community Politics
Political Theory
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Criminology
Asian American Communities in the United States
Latino Communities in the United States
Topics in Women's Studies
Total Credits48-50