Power, Privilege, and Inequity

In the contemporary United States, we are increasingly called upon to engage with multiple ideas and diverse peoples while addressing complex problems related to power, privilege, and inequity. When unprepared to address these issues, we often unknowingly perpetuate these problems.

This Academic Concentration prepares students to identify power, privilege, and inequity as central organizing principles of human experience within the United States. Students who complete this Academic Concentration will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and deconstruct the individual, institutional, and ideological systems of power, privilege and inequity
  • Critically analyze one' s own multiple identities within the context of power, privilege and inequity
  • Critically examine and describe the social, political, and historical construction of identity and difference with regard to sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and ability

This Academic Concentration would be earned along with any two-year degree, and would be awarded upon graduation.

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