For all your questions related to UCORE’s new Inquiry in Equity and Justice course designation, visit our Equity and Justice Frequently Asked Questions. Students who entered WSU prior to Fall 2023 may take an EQJS course to satisfy their DIVR requirement.
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 Learning Goal: Breadth of Learning)
- Recognize how structures of power and privilege shape unequal social positioning and/or sustain unethical worldviews or ideologies. (WSU Learning Goal: Diversity).
- Recognize the ways in which one’s own social identities impact one’s engagement with others. (WSU Learning Goal: 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 Learning Goal: 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 Learning Goal: Information Literacy)
- Communicate about power, privilege, equity, and/or justice in written forms appropriate to the discipline. (WSU Learning Goal: Written Communication)
New outcomes approved Fall 2022.
Available [EQJS] Courses
View [EQJS] courses in the WSU catalog.
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Credits||College||Status|
|ANTH||220||Perspectives on Race and Racism||3||CAS||Approved S23 /
|CES||101||Race and Racism in the United States||3||CAS||Approved F22 / Effective F23|
|CES||204||Critical Studies in Whiteness||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|CES||291||Anti-Semitism||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|CES / HISTORY||335 / 360||Black Freedom Struggle||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|CES / HISTORY||436||Workers Across North America||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|CRM_J||205||Advancing Justice: Addressing Power and Inequity in the Justice System||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|ECONS||181||History of Economic Thought on Inequality||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|ENGLISH||362||Rhetorics of Racism||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|ENGLISH||489||Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Postcolonial Literatures||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|HISTORY||224||Baseball and American Social Movements||3||CAS||Approved F22 / Effective F23|
|HISTORY||250||Peoples of the United States||3||CAS||Approved F22 / Effective F23|
|HISTORY||384||The World Through Sports History||3||CAS||Approved F22 / Effective F23|
|HISTORY / WGSS||399||Lesbian and Gay History: Culture, Politics, and Social Change in the US||3||CAS||Approved F22 / Effective F23|
|MUS||267||Black American Music: Roots to Fruit||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|POL_S||438||Contemporary Political Theories of Power, Oppression, and Resistance||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|SDC||102||Social Justice in the Built Environment||3||VCEA||Approved S23 / Effective F23|
|SOC||340||Social Inequality||3||CAS||Approved F22 / Effective F23|
|WGSS||101||Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies||3||CAS||Approved S23 /
|WGSS||120||Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics||3||CAS||Approved S23 /
|WGSS / SOC||385||Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies||3||CAS||Approved S23 / Effective F23|