EQJS Courses

Inquiry into Equity and Justice [EQJS] courses are forthcoming Fall 2023. For all your questions related to UCORE’s new Inquiry in Equity and Justice course designation, visit our Equity and Justice Frequently Asked Questions.

Courses that fulfill Inquiry into Equity and Justice equip students with intellectual tools and social contexts necessary to critically examine power dynamics and to recognize, question, and understand structural inequities and privileges. Courses demonstrate how inequalities and/or stereotypes, discrimination, systemic inequities, and violence along lines of race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, national origin, sexuality, ability, or intersections thereof are produced, sustained, and adapted across time and/or geography. Students develop the ability to position themselves in relation to structural inequities and privileges using self-reflection and open dialogue. Courses provide vital intellectual foundations, tools, and literacies to assess and evaluate ideologies and narratives in order to ethically pursue inclusive and just societies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students, regardless of major, who successfully complete a EQJS course should be able to:

  • Understand fundamental knowledge and concepts related to power, privilege, equity, and/or justice as appropriate to the discipline (WSU LG: breadth of learning)
  • Recognize how structures of power and privilege shape unequal social positioning and/or sustain unethical worldviews or ideologies (WSU LG: diversity).
  • Recognize the ways in which one’s own social identities impact one’s engagement with others (WSU LG: critical thinking).
  • Identify relevant sources of information that demonstrate how individuals, communities, and movements resist and/or transform institutions that (re-)produce inequality and oppression (WSU LG: informational literacy).
  • Evaluate, at an appropriate level, claims or information about how and why ideologies, constructions, scripts, and other broad generalizations about groups are produced, replicated, adapted over time, and/or persist or manifest in oppressive beliefs and behaviors(WSU LG: information literacy).
  • Communicate about power, privilege, equity, and/or justice in written forms appropriate to the discipline (WSU LG: written communication).

New outcomes approved Fall 2022.

Available EQJS Courses

Inquiry into Equity and Justice courses are currently under development and the UCORE committee has already begun reviewing and approving courses. The list below will continue to grow in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 ahead of Fall 2023 rollout. Please check back frequently, and note that catalog sub-committee will need to approve courses after the UCORE committee does so.

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCreditsCollegeStatus
CES101Race and Racism in the United States3CASApproved F22 / Effective F23
CRM_J205Advancing Justice: Addressing Power and Inequity in the Justice System3CASApproved S23 / Effective F23
HISTORY224Baseball and American Social Movements3CASApproved F22 / Effective F23
HISTORY250Peoples of the United States3CASApproved F22 / Effective F23
HISTORY384The World Through Sports History3CASApproved F22 / Effective F23
HISTORY / WGSS399Lesbian and Gay History: Culture, Politics, and Social Change in the US3CASApproved F22 / Effective F23
SOC340Social Inequality3CASApproved F22 / Effective F23
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