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Social Justice

 

Overview

Social Justice involves all people in all societies having equal access to wealth, health, wellbeing, justice, and opportunity.

Studying a Social Justice pathway allows you to delve into the social, cultural, political, historical, and economic issues that relate to this concept in the UK and on a global scale.

Modules

This pathway is an ‘open pathway’ in that it is not set in stone, and you are free to select relevant optional modules from across the University – with guidance from your personal tutor and our Liberal Arts Director of Undergraduate Studies – to suit the aspect of Social Justice that you are exploring. The optional modules listed below represent an illustration of the route which you might take through the pathway, but many other variations are possible.

Please note that module offerings change year to year and so individual modules may vary.

 

Year One

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Optional modules

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module(s) from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University. Examples include:

  (45 CATS in total)

Empire and Aftermath (History)

1 - 3 30

Ideas of Freedom (Philosophy)

2 15

Relationships and Family Change: Demographics and Sociological Perspectives (Sociology)

1 - 2 15

Justice, Democracy, and Citizenship (Politics)

1 15

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

 

Year Two

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Specialist Interest: Social Justice)

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module(s) from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University. Examples include:   (60 CATS in total)

Political Theory from Hobbes (Politics)

1 - 2 30

Modern Social Theory (Sociology)

2 15

Educational Inequalities (Sociology)

2 15

Posthumous Geographies I: Underworlds (Liberal Arts)

1 15

The Apocalyptic Imaginary (Liberal Arts)

2 15

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

 

Final Year

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Specialist Interest: Social Justice)

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module(s) from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University. Examples include:   (90 CATS in total)

Postcolonial Theory and Politics (Sociology)

1 - 2 30

Feminism, Politics and Social Change in Modern Britain (History)

1 - 2 30

State Crime, Human Rights and Global Wrongs (Sociology)

1 15
Education and Social Justice (Centre for Education Studies) 2 15
Human Rights and Social Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean (Global Sustainable Development) 2 15

 

For more information please visit our course page.

 

Examples of modules taken on the Social Justice pathway

Student A

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

States and Markets
Optional module (Politics)
30 CATS

Political Geography
Optional module (Politics)
30 CATS

Student B

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace
in the Middle East
Optional module (Politics), 15 CATS

Political Sociology
Optional module (Sociology)
15 CATS

Language and Cognition
Optional module (Psychology)
15 CATS

Politics & Culture in the Middle East
Optional module (Politics)
15 CATS

Student C

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

States and Markets
Optional module (Politics)
30 CATS

Educational Inequalities
Optional module (Sociology)
15 CATS

America in Black and White?
Optional module (History)
15 CATS

 

"The freedom and encouragement to carry out independent research from the first year at Warwick, combined with my core Liberal Arts module ‘Art and Revolution’, inspired and developed my deep interest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This experience massively shaped the Social Justice pathway I chose. Focusing on the MENA region, my pathway has allowed me to gain insight into the area from socio-political, economic, psychological, legal, and cultural angles through modules such as ‘Politics and Culture in the Middle East’ and ‘Violence, Rights, Justice, and Peace in the Middle East’.

"I hope to use the knowledge gained on the pathway, and the training I have received in Liberal Arts, to pursue the Warwick Master’s programme Humanitarian Engineering to pursue a career in the Middle East—tackling complex problems such as water scarcity by engineering effective solutions that take into account cultural, geopolitical, and infrastructural influences."

Ceara Webster

Liberal Arts graduate