Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Social Justice in Society Concentration

The “Social Justice in Society” Concentration gives students a broad background in the discipline overall, and in keeping with the centrality of social justice to Loyola’s mission, this concentration allows students to focus their coursework on the substantive topics of social inequality, social change, and social justice. The Social Justice in Society Concentration is well suited for students interested in a broad range of careers, advocacy, and courses of graduate study in fields including: law school and legal practice in areas such as civil rights law, gender-based violence, immigration law; public policy and public administration concerning issues for marginalized populations (e.g., homelessness, education, job training/placement, housing, residency status, post-incarceration reentry, voting rights, etc.); social work and human services; teaching and educational leadership and policy; higher education and student affairs; advocacy and non-profit management in organizations that serve marginalized populations; labor organizing and collective bargaining; research for labor unions, social service agencies, and/or non-profit organizations. 

Need one from each cell; *indicates courses that are infrequently offered;+ indicates experiential learning.


SOCL 101

Society in a Global Age

Stratification and Inequality

SOCL 250

Inequality in Society

Race, ethnicity, gender

SOCL 121

SOCL 122

SOCL 171

SOCL 210

SOCL 228*

Social Problems

Race and Ethnic Relations

Sociology of Sex and Gender

Men, Women, and Work

Sociology of African American Experience

Deviance, Social Control, and Law

SOCL 212*

SOCL 215

SOCL 216

SOCL 255

Patterns of Criminal Activity

Law and Society

Sociology of Violence

Deviance and Social Control

Poverty and Inequality

SOCL 222

SOCL 252

SOCL 258+

Poverty and Welfare in America

Global Inequalities

Confronting Homelessness: Local to Global

Social Change

SOCL 260*

SOCL 261

SOCL 262*

SOCL 272

SOCL 280

SOCL 335+

SOCL 380+

Power in Society

Social Movements and Social Change

Movements for Social Justice: The ‘60s and Beyond

Environmental Sociology

Topics in Contemporary Sociology

Urban Semester

Internship in Sociology