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Justice Studies Minor

The minor in Justice Studies is designed for students interested in understand the theoretical foundations, practical implementations, and resulting consequences of justice in contemporary Western society.

The internal logic of the minor requires that students progress from required core courses at the 200-level to more specialized, discipline-specific courses at the 300 and 400-level courses. Students from any major may pursue the Justice Studies minor. 

Learning Goals:

  • Identify and explain the common philosophical, economic, cultural, political, and social conceptualizations of justice in Western society;
  • Analyze and critically evaluate arguments concerning justice; and
  • Articulate contemporary controversies concerning justice and injustice in Western society. 

Requirements: 

Required Courses  
SOC/PS 107 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
PHIL 261 Political Philosophy 3
   
Students must take a minimum of four (4) courses from the following at least three (3) of which must be at the 300-level or above:  
SOC 201 Criminology 3
RS 220 Religion and Politics 3
PSYCH 250 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3

PHIL 287 Philosophy of Law

3
JS 390 Special Topics in Justice Studies 3
SOC 332 Sociology of Surveillance 3
IS 320 Food Security 3
PS 324 Law, Government, and Politics in America 3
PS 337 Crime and Society 3
SOC 342 Social Movements, Protest, and Conflict 3
SOC 347 Politics, Power, and Society 3
COMM 395 Media, Law, and Ethics 3
RS 352 Religion and Social Justice 3
   
Total Credits 18

 

 


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11478_vlad.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Vladimir Martinez ’13" title="Vladimir Martinez ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Before starting at CUNY School of Law, Vlad served as the Manhattan Borough President’s Director of Budget and Capital Projects after working as the Director of Communications and Budget for Carlos Menchaca of the New York City Council. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-13">Vladimir Martinez ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward-15"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,360,480/16064_molly_ward.rev.1505918757.jpg" alt="Molly Ward ’15" title="Molly Ward ’15" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After working for MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated show <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/all" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">All in with Chris Hayes</a>, Molly, a double-major in Political Science and Communications, recently started work in mid-2018 as an Associate Producer for Peloton Interactive. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward-15">Molly Ward ’15</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1051-pamela-kirsch-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,408,408/11476_pam_kirsch.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Pamela Kirsch ’13" title="Pamela Kirsch ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CUSSW), Pamela is now a Supervising Trauma Therapist and Field Instructor for <span class="pv-entity__secondary-title">North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence.</span> </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1051-pamela-kirsch-13">Pamela Kirsch ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Minor in <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/minor-programs/minor-social-work/">Social Work</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-11"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,12,467,479/13208_alex_kane.rev.1462900737.jpg" alt="Alex Kane ’11" title="Alex Kane ’11" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><span class="lt-line-clamp__line">As a freelance journalist, Alex writes about Israel/Palestine and post-9/11 civil liberties. His work has appeared in </span><span class="lt-line-clamp__line lt-line-clamp__line--last">Ha’aretz, The Intercept, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera, The Forward and more.</span></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-11">Alex Kane ’11</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols-12"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,572,712/11480_k_nichols.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Nichols ’12" title="Kaitlin Nichols ’12" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2012, Kaitlin has completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and has begun a career as a social worker in New York City.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols-12">Kaitlin Nichols ’12</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in Sociology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,338,338/11471_matt_corridoni.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Matt Corridoni ’13" title="Matt Corridoni ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Matt currently serves as Press Secretary for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in Washington D.C. He has previously worked as the Deputy National Press Secretary for Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2016 Presidential campaign.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-13">Matt Corridoni ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Political Science</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,242,242/16487_Mills_Lisa.rev.1513798298.jpg" alt="Lisa Mills ’17" title="Lisa Mills ’17" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Lisa currently works for NYC law firm Weitz & Luxenberg as a paralegal in the Environmental department, reviewing cases and writing memorandums, organizing clientele data, and communicating with clients and representatives.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills-17">Lisa Mills ’17</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Major in <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/">Politics and Human Rights</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin-14"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,720,960/11482_sameera_uddin_ir_pic.rev.1453904266.jpg" alt="Sameera Uddin ’14" title="Sameera Uddin ’14" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Sameera currently works as the Founding Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager for <a href="http://nyckidsrise.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">NYC Kids RISE</a>, a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity for all families in NYC. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin-14">Sameera Uddin ’14</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a> and Minor in <a href="/departments/international-studies/minors/international-studies.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a></p></div>