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Why Study Social Justice?

Social Justice is needed now more than ever. For some, taking Social Justice courses or earning a degree is the first step to a law degree or a career in social services.

If you think, "this isn't right," that there is a problem in society and you want to make a difference, you're in the right place. Social Justice combines Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology

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Equity at Mission

At Mission College, we are committed to embedding equitable practices in all that we do to create conditions for all students to succeed. Equity Framework.

We also host impressive Social Justice/Activist speakers. View our impressive list of speakers.

Class Schedule
Social Justice Classes

Course Descriptions
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Social Justice Degree

Courses to Consider
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Social Justice (SJS 001)

The Interdisciplinary study of social justice. Examine the socio-economic, cultural, and political conditions of key social groups in the United States. 

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Gender Studies (SJS 002)

Learn how sex and gender are shaped by biological and environmental factors, and what research shows about sex differences. Examine gender from feminist perspectives.

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LGBTQ Studies (SJS 003)

An intro to historical and contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues addressed through sociological, political, racial, and sexual contexts.  

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Hispanic Roots & Culture (HUM 016A)

This course undertakes a study of Hispanic culture beginning with the native American and Spanish civilizations and continuing to the present.

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Intro to Islam (HUM 022)

an introduction to Islam as a religious system, focusing on its origins, basic sources, history, culture, and values.

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Human Sexuality (SOC 045)

An introduction to human sexuality, including basic health issues, attitudes, and behavior in western society.

Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Integrity
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Writing
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Evaluate and Understand Surroundings
  • Research
  • Effective Communication
  • Ability to Resolve Conflicts
Career Paths
If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths. 
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Social Justice or Human Rights Lawyer
  • Political Advisor
  • Fundraiser
  • Psychologist
  • Program Officer
  • Non-Profit Worker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Educator
  • Education Administrator