Social Justice

Recommended Course of Study

A.A.

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Semester 1

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 2)
First Year Experience Course
1-2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

SJS 1100
Introduction to Social Justice
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 07, 09
Explores the concepts of justice, oppression, and social change and examines the ways in which political, economic, legal, education, and other institutions create challenges for justice. In this course, students will explore, critique, and apply the fundamental concepts of justice, oppression and social change. Through course activities, students will begin integrating ideas and perspectives, formulating personal ideologies, and developing an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. They will also examine the broad concept of social change through explorations of different social movements, profiles of human rights activists, and various policies. The course seeks to broaden student understanding of contemporary justice issues and to enhance their knowledge of how they can become positive social change agents.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Social Justice Breadth Course
See the program planning guide
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

COMM 1110
COMM 2240
Public Speaking    OR

Intercultural Communication
3

Public Speaking
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Intercultural Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores factors that influence communication between individuals of different cultures. In our global society we are increasingly called upon to communicate in a variety of intercultural contexts. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural orientation and communication behaviors. Identifying their own cultural biases and assumptions will help students increase their awareness and tolerance of individual and group differences. Students will learn to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in interpersonal contacts and identify skills for interacting with people from culture groups other than their own. Students may not earn credit for both COMM 1114 and COMM 2240.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Semester 1 14-15

Semester 2

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
SJS 1200
Social Justice in Action: Methods, Skills, and Practice
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 07, 09
This course explores and applies theories and methods of social justice to combat oppression and promote positive social change. Students broaden their understanding of contemporary social justice issues through opportunities to develop, practice, and apply skills learned in the classroom to community-based learning environments in the greater Twin Cities region. Through case studies, skill development, and class activities, students begin honing their skills in public speaking, networking, teamwork, identifying problems and solutions, perspective taking, persuasive writing, advocacy, conflict resolution, and ethical decision making.

Prerequisites:

  • SJS 1100 Introduction to Social Justice

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Social Justice Breadth Course
See the program planning guide
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 1111
ENG 1114
ENG 1130
Research Writing    OR

The Research Paper    OR

Writing and Research For the Professions
2-3

Research Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Students will analyze primary and secondary sources and develop formal research writing in students' academic and/or professional disciplines including EMS, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

The Research Paper
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Writing and Research For the Professions
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
MATH 1101, 1103 or PHIL 1115 recommended
3-4



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6a)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)
3

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6a)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 2 15-16

Semester 3

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)    OR

Social Justice Breadth Course
See the program planning guide
3

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Social Justice Breadth Course


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3a)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 1c)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)    OR

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
elective¹
3

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 1c)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6b)    OR

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
elective¹
3

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6b)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
elective¹
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)    OR

Social Justice Breadth Course
See the program planning guide
3

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Social Justice Breadth Course


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
4

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6b)    OR

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
elective¹
3

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6b)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Health and PE
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
elective¹
2-4



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 4 14-16
Total Credits: 60
† See Program Planning Guide.
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.

Footnotes:
1Electives may be 1000 level courses from any discipline, including additional MnTC Courses. Examples of non-MnTC courses that may be taken include the following disciplines: ACCT, BUS, CJS, CS, CRDV, EDU, EMS, ENG, HLTH, HSER, ITC, PA and PE