Racial Justice (Minor)

Criminology Department

Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D., Chair
Amy Grau, Ph.D.

Degrees offered



Main Campus



The criminology department, in a bold effort to advance and fortify our commitment to working for racial justice and to fulfilling our mission to educate women and men as leaders to transform the world, offers a minor of study in racial justice that any student, of any major, may choose to complete to enhance their ways understanding of the complex problem of structural racism and to formulate their own response toward dismantling structural racism through their chosen career path. Students completing this minor will explore the concepts of racism and racial justice through lenses of a range of disciplines (including criminology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology) is consistent with the liberal arts foundation of criminology.

CRM-310 Criminal Justice System
PHL-324 Critical Philosophy of Race
POL-344 Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
PSY-2XX Racial Trauma
RST-345  Justice and Peace
SOC-209 Race, Class, and Gender