Serving the Common Good: Working Toward Equity and Social Justice


In order to truly serve the common good, a deep understanding of Social Justice is required. Social Justice includes the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Servant Leaders aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for every human being, particularly those in greatest need by building positive relationships and communities that promote a better future. Therefore, this course will examine the background, structures and effects of bias, prejudice, and discrimination in society. Students will consider social and cultural differences related to race and ethnicity (e.g. Hmong, Hispanic, and Native Tribes of Wisconsin), social class, religion, sex, sexuality, ableism, age and their intersections. Students will begin to develop servant leader characteristics through authentic field experiences that will represent "the greatest good for the greatest possible number of individuals". Prerequisite: any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. SCG, SS




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