Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
2017-2018 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
2016-2017 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
2015-2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
2014-2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2013-2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2014

Core Course

SOC 155b Protest, Politics, and Change: Social Movements Every 2nd year; C, E  will be offered again in spring ‘17)

Research Internship

SJSP 89a Social Justice, Social Policy Internship Every fall; X3
SJSP 103b Social Policy: Frameworks and Analysis Every 2nd year; J
SOC 182a Applied Research Methods Every 2nd year; H, N
WMGS 89a When Violence Hits Home:Internship in Domestic Violence Every fall; S4
LGLS 161b Advocacy for Policy Change Every year
IGS/LGLS 92b Hague Spring Program
IGS/LGLS 185b Hague Summer Program


The following courses are approved for the program. Not all are given in any one year.

Please consult the schedule of classes each semester.

Foundational Frameworks

AAAS 158a Theories of Development and Underdevelopment Every 2nd year; X2Last offered: Fall 2015
AMST 60a The Legal Boundaries of Public and Private Life Every 2nd year; CLast Offered: unknown BUT will be offered in spring ‘17 per M. Stimell
BUS 10a Functions of the Capitalist Enterprise Every semester; K, V, B
HS 110a Wealth and Poverty Every year; J
LGLS 130a Conflict Analysis and Intervention Every 2nd year; XLast Offered: Fall ‘14
PHIL 13b The Idea of the Market: Economic Philosophies Every 2nd year; KLast offered: Fall ‘15, before that fall 2010
PHIL 111a What Is Justice? Every 2nd year; LLast Offered: Spring ‘15
PHIL 116b Politics and Markets Every 3rd year
PHIL 126a What Does it Mean to be a Global Citizen? Every 2nd year; Next offered Fall 2016
POL 10a Introduction to Political Theory Every year; J
POL 15a Introduction to International Relations Every semester; H
SJSP 103b Social Policy: Frameworks and Analysis Every 2nd yearLast offered: Spring ‘13
SOC 111a Political Sociology Supposed to be offered every year; last offered spring 2013, then fall 2013, then fall 2011
SOC 193a Environment, Health, and Society Every 2nd year; KLast Offered: Spring ‘14

Dynamics of Discrimination and Inequality

AAAS 82a Urban Politics Every year; H
AAAS 114b Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Politics in the United States Every year; K
AAAS 118b Race, Prisons, and Social Justice One time offering, fall 2015
AMST 102aj Environment, Social Justice, and Empowerment (Environment, Health and Justice Community Field Program) Supposed to be offered every semester;
ANTH 156a Power and Violence: The Anthropology of Political Systems Every 2nd year; JLast offered: Fall ‘15
ENG 130a Representing Poverty Approved Spring ‘16 offered every third year
HS 528f Law and Social Justice: Constructions of Race and Ethnicity and Their Consequences Every yearLast offered: Fall ‘15
SOC 1a Order and Change in Society Every year; F
SOC 112b Social Class and Social Change Every 2nd year; JLast offered: Spring ‘15
SOC 138a Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Approved Spring ‘2016Usually offered every third year
SOC 147a Sustainable and Resilient Cities Every year; M
WMGS 5a Women, Genders, and Sexualities Usually offered every semester, but lately has been offered every fall; J

Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Social Justice

AAAS 80a Economy and Society in Africa Every 3rd year; JLast offered: Spring ‘15
AMST/MUS 39b Protest Through Song: Music that Shaped America Approved Spring ‘2016 offered every second year
AMST 104b Boston and Its Suburbs: Environment and History JBS Every 2nd yearLast offered Fall 2012
AMST 185b The Culture of the Cold War Every 2nd year; DLast Offered: Fall ‘15
AMST 188b Louis Brandeis: Law, Business and Politics Every 2nd year; PLast Offered: Spring ‘16 and Spring ‘15
ANTH 156b Activism, Resistance, and Change: Global Perspectives Approved Spring ‘16 one-time offering
COML/HOI 103a Crime and Punishment: Justice and Criminality from Plato to Serial Approved Spring ‘16 one-time offering
ENVS 43b Visions of the American Environment, Images to Action Every year
IGS 170a The Rise of Brazil Every 2nd yearLast offered: Spring ‘15
SQS 6b Sexuality and Queer Studies Every Year
HIST 181b Red Flags/Black Flags: Marxism vs. Anarchism, 1845-1968 Every third year; ELast Offered: Spring ‘15
WMGS 105b Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice Every year; H

Diversity and Difference: Culture and Practice

ANTH 158a Urban Worlds Usually offered every 2nd year
AAAS 125b Caribbean Women and Globalization: Sexuality, Citizenship, Work Every 2nd year; MLast Offered: Fall ‘14
ANTH 144a The Anthropology of Gender Every year; K
COML 165a Reading, Writing, and Teaching across Cultures Every year; last offered fall 2013; H
ECON 69a The Economics of Race and Gender Every 2nd year; HLast Offered: Fall ‘14
ED 158b Looking with the Learner: Practice and Inquiry Every year; M
ENG 52a Refugee Stories, Refugee Lives Every 3rd year
ENG 151a Queer Studies Every 2nd year; CLast Offered: Spring ‘14
HISP 160a Culture and Social Change in Latin America Every 2nd year; KLast Offered: Spring ‘15
HIST 171b Latinos in the U.S. Every 2nd year; Last offered: Spring 2013
HSSP 192b Sociology of Disability Every year; S2
NEJS 148b Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and Christians: Sources and Interpretations Every 3rd yearLast Offered: Fall ‘15
PHIL 108a Philosophy and Gender Every 3rd year; offered spring 2011 and fall 2013

Social Justice in Action: Policy Approaches to Social Problems

AMST 55a Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American Culture Every year, P
AMST 191b Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving Environmental Sustainability of Brandeis and Community Every year; has been offered every other year; S3
ANTH 142a AIDS: Science, Society, and Policy Every 3rd year
BIOL 17b Conservation Biology Every year; P
ECON 57a Environmental Economics Every year; A2
ED 155b Education and Social Policy Every year; S3
ED 170a Critical Perspectives in Urban Education Approved Spring ‘2016 offered every year
ENVS 18b International Environmental Conflict and Collaboration Every 2nd year; PLast Offered: Fall ‘15
HS 104b American Health Care Every year; S5
HS 120a Race and the Law Supposed to be offered every year, was only offered once in spring 2012
HS 143a Social Justice and Philanthropy Every year, X2
HSSP 124a Long-term Care Policy, Programs, and Politics Every 2nd yearLast Offered: Spring 2014
LGLS 114a American Health Care: Law and Policy   Every Year
LGLS 114aj American Health Care: Reform JBS Program
LGLS 124b International Law and Development Every 2nd year; VLast Offered: Fall ‘14
LGLS 131b Patient Autonomy: Law, Medicine, and Ethics Every 2nd year
LGLS 131bj Patient Autonomy: Law, Medicine, and Ethics JBS Program
LGLS 132b Environmental Law and Policy Every 2nd year; hasn’t been offered since fall 2009
POL 108a The Police and Social Movements in American Politics Last offered: Spring 2016Previously: Spring 2009
POL108aj Social Movements in American Politics JBS Program
POL 136b Social and Political Movements in Israel Two time offering; Spring 2015 and 2016
POL 154a Seminar: Citizenship Every 3rd year
POL 154aj Seminar: Citizenship JBS Program
SOC 104a Sociology of Education Every Year
SOC 175b Environmental Movements: Organizations, Networks, and Partnerships Every year; P
SOC 176a Nature, Nurture, and Public Policy Every year; offered spring 2014, then fall 2011
SOC 191a Health, Community, and Society Every Year