Economic Justice

Description
This economic justice concentration focuses on the application of justice principles to different fields of economics, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, labor economics, public finance, development and international trade and investment, among others. Students will gain transdisciplinary knowledge of economic justice that will promote the growth of sustainable communities, locally, nationally and globally. Areas of focus include different approaches to economic justice, wealth and poverty, labor movements and unionization, social innovation, legal constructions of labor justice and forms of work discrimination, employment and welfare advocacy and activism. The course work in this concentration will prepare students to analyze and develop policies to build local skills; develop the capacity to design, control, manage and evaluate initiatives aimed at economically revitalizing communities; increase research abilities and lay the groundwork for new approaches to economic justice.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 12 hours must be taken as ASU.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students are required to complete 9 hours from both substantive areas: Race, Gender, Class, Citizenship & Economic Justice National and Global Justice. Courses must be from two or more academic areas.
  • Students must participate in either a for-credit internship or in a Research Experience with Undergraduates (REU) under faculty supervision.
  • * Course prerequisite: students are required to have completed a minimum of 36 semester hours and have a minimum 2.50 GPA to enroll in these courses.

Theories and Foundation in Economic Justice 3 Hours Required
Choose course from the following:

ASB 316 Money and Culture, L or SB (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 105, or ENG 107 with C or better)

ECN 360 Economic Development, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: ECN 211/213, ECN 212/214, & MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

JUS 105 Introduction to Justice Studies, SB (3) (Credit is allowed for only JUS 105 or 305)

JUS 305 Principles of Justice Studies, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JUS 105 or JUS 305)

WST 270 Global Perspectives on Women (3) (Credit is allowed for only WST 270 or WST 294 (Global Perspective on Women))

Economic Justice Praxis 3 Hours Required
Choose course from the following:

JUS 405 Economic Justice, (L or SB) & G (3)*

JUS 484 Internship (1-12) 

JUS 499 Individualized Instruction (1-3)

SGS 350 Economic Development and Globalization (3) 

SWU 432 Social Policy and Services (3) (Prerequisites: Social Work student; SWU 310 with C or better; ECN 111 or 211; POS 110 or 310; Co-requisites: SWU 410; SWU 412; SWU 413)

Interdisciplinary Components 9 Hours Required
Courses must be taken from both substantive areas listed below, and from two or more academic units.
Select in consultation with a Justice and Social Inquiry advisor.
Choose courses from the following:

Race, Gender, Class, Citizenship and Economic Justice

AIS 380 Contemporary Issues of American Indian Nations (3)

APA 350 Inequality and Diversity in Education (3)

CRJ 306 Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, C (3) (Prerequisites: CRJ 100, CRJ 201 with a C or better)

HST 325 Immigration & Ethnicity in the United States, SB & H & C (3)

IAS 305 Work and Identity, SB (3)

JUS 420 Women, Work, and Justice ((L or SB) & C) (3)

JUS 438 Human Differences: Dilemmas of Justice ((L or HU) & C) (3)

SWU 374 Diversity and Oppression in a Social Work Context, C (3) (Pre/Co-requisite: SWU 310 with C or better if completed)

TCL 314 Transborder Regional Immigration and Economy, (L or SB) & H & C (3)

National and Global

AFR 302  / WST 302 / HST 335: History of Black Women in America (SB & H) (3)

ECN 441 Public Economics, SB (3)

JUS 321 Wealth Distribution and Poverty, SB & C (3)

JUS 323 Justice and Development of the Welfare State (3)

JUS 325 Globalization and Economic Justice, G (3) (credit is allowed for only JUS 325 or SGS 325)

JUS 432 Racial Justice (L) (3)

JUS 435 Cinema and Justice (3)

JUS 456 / SOS 456 Human Rights and Sustainability ((L or SB) & G) (3)

JUS 469 Political Deviance and the Law ((L or SB) & C) (3)

PHI 336 Social and Political Philosophy (3)

POS 480 Global Justice, G (3) (Prerequisites: Credit for only POS 480 or SBS 480)

POS 486 International Political Economy, SB & G (3)

WST 365 Women and International Health (G) (3)

WST 477 Women and Violence (SB & C) (3)

Experiential Learning 3 Hours Required
Select in consultation with a Justice and Social Inquiry advisor.

A central element of this concentration will be the linkage of learning and doing; connecting theoretical and substantive learning about economic justice with practical knowledge about the workings of organizations and institutions seeking to address poverty and the wealth gap. To better connect classroom learning with practical experience, students will be required to participate in either a for-credit internship or a Research Experience with Undergraduates (REU) under faculty supervision (honors thesis may substitute). A written component to the internship or REU is required.

JUS 304 OR AFS 304 Islands of Globalization: Caribbean Politics and Political Economy, SB & G & H (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAECJEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact