The new focus will provide prepare students interested in pursuing jobs in justice and human rights
January 12, 2023
New Mexico Highlands University launched a new social justice concentration in Sociology and Anthropology this fall. Students from any discipline interested in social justice can also choose to add it as a minor.
The concentration in social justice will provide students with both theoretical and practical frameworks for understanding human rights, justice, and social movements from local and global perspectives. Courses can be chosen across a variety of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, history, English, Political Science, and Spanish, among others, and coursework will prepare students for careers in community organizing, leadership, international non-governmental organizations, and law, among other options.
Dr Erika Derkas, professor of Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies, comes from an activist background and said her activism is part of what inspired her to