Academic Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
2019-2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
2018-2019 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2017-2018 Fall 2017

Spring 2018

2016-2017 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
2015-2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2016

Core Course

Course Title Frequency
SOC 155b Protest, Politics, and Change: Social Movements Every 2nd year

Research Internship

Course Title Frequency
SJSP 89a Social Justice, Social Policy Internship Every fall
SJSP 103b Social Policy: Frameworks and Analysis Every 2nd year
SOC 182a Applied Research Methods Every 2nd year
WMGS 89a When Violence Hits Home: Internship in Domestic Violence Every fall
LGLS 161b Advocacy for Policy Change Every year


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

Course Title Frequency
AAAS 158a Theories of Development and Underdevelopment Every 2nd year
AMST 60a The Legal Boundaries of Public and Private Life Every 2nd year
BUS 10a Functions of the Capitalist Enterprise Every semester
HS 110a Wealth and Poverty Every year
LGLS 130a Conflict Analysis and Intervention Every 2nd year
PHIL 13b The Idea of the Market: Economic Philosophies Every 2nd year
PHIL 111a What Is Justice? Every 2nd year
PHIL 116b Politics and Markets Every 3rd year
PHIL 126a What Does it Mean to be a Global Citizen? Every 2nd year
POL 10a Introduction to Political Theory Every year
POL 15a Introduction to International Relations Every semester
SJSP 103b Social Policy: Frameworks and Analysis Every 2nd year
SOC 111a Political Sociology Supposed to be offered every year
SOC 124a Gender and Human Rights Every 2nd year
SOC 193a Environment, Health, and Society Every 2nd year

Dynamics of Discrimination and Inequality

Course Title Frequency
AAAS 82a Urban Politics Every year
AAAS 114b Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Politics in the United States Every year
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
ENG 52a Refugee Stories, Refugee Lives Every 3rd year
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 year
SOC 1a Order and Change in Society Every year
SOC 112b Social Class and Social Change Every 2nd year
SOC 138a Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Approved Spring 16; usually offered every third year
SOC 147a Sustainable and Resilient Cities Every year
WMGS 5a Women, Genders, and Sexualities Usually offered every semester, but lately has been offered every fall

Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Social Justice

Course Title Frequency
AAAS 80a Economy and Society in Africa Every 3rd year
AMST/MUS 39b Protest Through Song: Music that Shaped America Approved Spring 16; offered every second year
AMST 104b Boston and Its Suburbs: Environment and History JBS every 2nd year
AMST 185b The Culture of the Cold War Every 2nd year
AMST 188b Louis Brandeis: Law, Business and Politics Every 2nd year
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 year
SQS 6b Sexuality and Queer Studies Every year
HIST 181b Red Flags/Black Flags: Marxism vs. Anarchism, 1845-1968 Every third year  
WMGS 105b Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice Every year

Diversity and Difference: Culture and Practice

Course Title Frequency
ANTH 158a Urban Worlds Usually offered every 2nd year
AAAS 125b Caribbean Women and Globalization: Sexuality, Citizenship, Work Every 2nd year
ANTH 144a The Anthropology of Gender Every year
COML 165a Reading, Writing, and Teaching across Cultures Every year
ECON 69a The Economics of Race and Gender Every 2nd year
ED 158b Looking with the Learner: Practice and Inquiry Every year
ENG 52a Refugee Stories, Refugee Lives Every 3rd year
ENG 151a Queer Studies Every 2nd year
HISP 160a Culture and Social Change in Latin America Every 2nd year
HIST 171b Latinos in the U.S. Every 2nd year
HSSP 192b Sociology of Disability Every year
NEJS 148b Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and Christians: Sources and Interpretations Every 3rd year
PHIL 108a Philosophy and Gender Every 3rd year

Social Justice in Action: Policy Approaches to Social Problems

Course Title Frequency
AMST 55a Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American Culture Every year
AMST 191b Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving Environmental Sustainability of Brandeis and Community Every year
ANTH 142a AIDS: Science, Society, and Policy Every 3rd year
BIOL 17b Conservation Biology Every year
ECON 57a Environmental Economics Every year
ED 155b Education and Social Policy Every year
ED 170a Critical Perspectives in Urban Education Approved Spring 16; offered every year
ENVS 18b International Environmental Conflict and Collaboration Every 2nd year
HS 104b American Health Care Every year
HS 120a Race and the Law Supposed to be offered every year, was only offered once in spring 12
HS 143a Social Justice and Philanthropy Every year
HSSP 124a Long-term Care Policy, Programs, and Politics Every 2nd year
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
LGLS 129a Global Justice and Societies in Transition Every 2nd year
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
POL 108a The Police and Social Movements in American Politics Last offered: Spring 16
POL108aj Social Movements in American Politics JBS Program
POL 136b Social and Political Movements in Israel Two time offering
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
SOC 176a Nature, Nurture, and Public Policy Every year
SOC 191a Health, Community, and Society Every year