Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017-21
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 31, 2016
Date of Second Reading: November 28, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Social and Behavioral Sciences - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Social Justice and Human Rights
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale:This program spans the social sciences and the humanities to prepare students to meet the challenges of twenty-first century issues of social justice and protection of human rights in local, national, international and global contexts. The degree
introduces students to principles and practices of everyday humanitarianism, multimedia advocacy, and theories and practices of social justice and human rights. The areas of focus are theoretical as well as applied, including: (1) materialism,
intersectionality & inequality; (2) advocacy and social change; and (3) critical trauma studies and the study and practice of everyday humanitarianism.