This course is a critical review of the major theories of social justice that have emerged from the history of Western political thought. It begins by presenting the dominant strain of liberalism underpinning Western Democracies. It then surveys challenges raised by the disparate experiences of women, people of color, and other historically marginalized groups. The course concludes by considering the future when white Americans will be a minority, and the implications for culture and traditional social norms.

Credits: 3

Course Offerings

Fall 2022Instructor: Sujith KumarView: Syllabus