Justice Designation

Designated courses that enable students to develop an understanding of the nature of justice, including the tension between justice and power, as well as the causes of injustice. The focus will be upon the promotion of justice.

Courses designated as Justice may have more learning objectives in addition to those associated with the Core.

Goals & Objectives


Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of justice, its relationship to power, and the ways in which causes of injustice may be mitigated and justice promoted.

Objectives: Students will:

  • Compare and contrast differing theories of justice, including the ways in which justice has been defined and conceived.
  • Describe the factors that are responsible for injustice with particular emphasis upon the relationship of injustice to inequities in the distribution of power.
  • Describe the ways in which the factors responsible for injustice might be mitigated in the cause of justice.

Goal: Students will think critically about the factors that create, permit, and/or mitigate the conditions of justice or injustice.

Objectives: Students will:

  • Identify how the distribution of power is embedded in institutions, social structures, and/or codes of conduct.
  • Critically analyze theories, policies, and practices in so far as they promote either justice or injustice.
  • Demonstrate how the conditions of injustice might be mitigated by specific forms of action.

Approved Courses

ABEC 330
CLG 213  
CLS 300 
CRJ 280  
EDU 250
ENG 215
ENG 367    
ENT 314   
HIS 201
HIS 337   
HIS 347
HIS 364
HIS 382
HIS 390   
ISB 302
ISGR 300
IGSR 302
ISGR 306
MAT 150   
PHI 240   
PHI 261   
PHI 267   
PHI 271   
PHI 272   
PHI 273   
PHI 274  
PHI 286
PHI 305
PHI 345 
PSC 111   
PSC 320   
PSC 321
RST 234 
RST 235  
RST 341  
SOC 270   
SOC 273   

Animals, Public Policy, and the Law
Greek Philosophers 
Roman Law and Society
Language for Legal Professions
Foundations of Education
Disability and Literature
Detective Fiction
Social Entrepreneurship
American Military Institutions
History of Globalization
History of Marxism
Technology in America
History of New York State
Civil Rights Movement
Sustainability and System Dynamics
Immersion East Side Ignatian Seminar
Jesuits in Argentina
Religion and Culture in the Philippines
Math and Politics
Philosophy of Law
Catholic Social Thought
Human Rights Philosophy
Gender and Philosophy
Race and Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Justice and the Environment
Western Political Tradition II
American Constitutional Law I
American Constitutional Law II
Christians (En)Countering Injustice
Religion and Politics
Catholic Social Ethics
Intro to Peace and Nonviolence
Social Movements and Social Change