Arts and Social Justice Certificate Program

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Undergraduate Certificates

Undergraduate Certificates give students a grounding in a particular skill set, allowing them to supplement their major with learning in other disciplines. Each certificate aligns with National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies, which include Communication, Equity and Inclusion, Leadership, and Technology. Each certificate culminates in an Applied Experience, an internship or service-learning course that involves students in applying their learning outside the classroom. Internships for the Arts and Social Justice Certificate must be approved by the certificate advisor and arranged through the Career Center for 3-4 credit hours. Faculty coordinators for internships must be from the program in which the internship is listed.

Some certificates include WCore and Honors courses, which can meet requirements both in the certificate and in WCore or Honors. Note that certificates are designed for undergraduates enrolled in a degree program, and only students completing certificates as part of a degree are eligible for financial aid.

Program Requirements 

Advisor: Meghan Wall

Complete all listed courses with a minimum grade of C-.

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses  6  
THTR 313 Anti-racist Performing Arts Seminar 2  
Take one of the following:     
        JUST 109 Power and Social Change 4  
        HON 211 Global Welfare and Justice 4 Honors College students only
II. Elective 2-4  
Take one of the following courses:    
DANCE 190 Dance in Global Context 3  
ENVI 103 Radical Hope 4  
GNDR 227 Guerilla Theatre 2  
GNDR 228 Bodies in Motion 2  
HON 213 Environments and the Space of Art 4 Honors College students only
MUSC 207 World Music, World Perspective 3  
III. Applied Experience 3-4  
Take one of the following courses:    
EDUC 206 How to Change the World 3  
EDUC 373 Juvenile Justice 3  
JUST 221 Community Justice 3  
Internship (must be approved by the certificate advisor) 3-4  
Total Hours for the Arts and Social Justice Certificate 12-14  

 

Double Dipping Between Certificate and Majors/Minors

“Double-dipping” here refers to (1) allowing students in a particular major or minor pursue a particular certificate and (2) allowing students who pursue a certificate alongside a major/minor to count a course toward both programs. The following guidelines relate to double-dipping between majors/minors and certificates that share courses. No other restrictions apply for programs that do not share courses with particular certificates.

Students in the following majors/minors and also concurrently pursuing the Arts and Social Justice Certificate MAY count courses towards both programs:

  • Educational Studies major or minor
  • Elementary Education major
  • Justice Studies major or minor
  • Music major, Music Studies major, or Music minor
  • Outdoor Education & Leadership major or minor
  • Special Education minor
  • TESOL minor

Students in the following majors/minors and also concurrently pursuing the Arts and Social Justice Certificate MAY NOT count courses towards both programs:

  • Communication major or minor
  • Environmental Studies major or minor