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Diversity, Culture & Justice Concentration

The Diversity, Culture & Justice Concentration is recommended for students seeking increased knowledge of diverse cultures. This concentration is especially useful for students considering furthering their education in higher education, anthropology, counseling, social work, or public health. It includes six courses (18 credits) including a required internship.

The consists of 18 credit hours, which must be completed to fulfill the requirements of this Concentration.

Take two foundational courses:

  • SC 1110 Intro to Social Justice (3 cr.)
  • SC 4750 Internship (3 cr.)

Choose 2 courses from among the following:

  • SC 2350 African American Experience (3 cr.)
  • SC 2550 Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr.)
  • SC 2570 Social Inequalities in Society (3 cr.)
  • SC 3150 Sexuality & Sexual Behavior (3 cr.)
  • SC 3200 Sex and Gender (3 cr.)

Plus, choose two additional electives from those listed above or below:

  • SC 1150 Masculinities (3 cr.)
  • SC 2020 Social Change (3 cr.)
  • SC 2150 Self and Society (3 cr.)
  • SC 2430 Global Debt and Justice (3 cr.)
  • SC 2600 Consumer Culture & Society (3 cr.)
  • SC 2800 Sustainability & Climate Justice (3 cr.)
  • SC 3000 Death Penalty (3 cr.)
  • SC 3050 Inside/Out: Modern Social Problems (3 cr.)
  • SC 3250 Gender Health & Medicine (3 cr.)
  • SC 3350 Prisons and Human Rights (3 cr.)
  • SC 3430 Drugs and Crime (3 cr.)
  • SC 3530 Latina/o Transnational Experience (3 cr.)
  • SC 3550 Comparative Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
  • SC 3570 Diversity in Sports (3 cr.)
  • SC 3640 Ethnicity, Crime & Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
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DCJ Internships

Internships are wonderful opportunities for students to gain experience and network. Our students have completed internships in over 80 nonprofit and governmental agencies throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area. Internships are available in either the fall or spring semesters, and should be completed Junior or Senior year.

Students should work with department faculty and Career Services to be matched to an internship site based on their career interests. Participation in an internship generally requires a 2.75 GPA. If an internship that meets the department’s internship requirements is done during the summer, students may be able to petition the Chair to take an additional 3000/4000 level course instead of completing a second internship.

Sites include:

  • Achievement Center for Children
  • AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Cleveland
  • American Red Cross
  • Arrupe House
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Care Alliance Health Center
  • Catholic Charities
  • Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Hospitals of the Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland International Program
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
  • The Gathering Place
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Light of Hearts Villa
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • New Avenues to Independence
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
  • Organize Ohio!
  • Recovery Resources
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Citizen’s Resources
  • Shaker Heights Youth Center
  • United Way
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • University Settlement House
  • Witness Victim Service Center
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Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes of usually 25 or less allows individual attention to each student while encouraging greater interaction with their professors and classmates.