College to Offer Major in Social Justice

"Participate in real-world learning in the field."

Would you like to pay in excess of $55,000 for a degree that will not only render you unemployable but make you completely insufferable to society? Merrimack College in Massachusetts has you covered! Campus Reform reports that they they are now offering a degree in social justice:

Our social justice program offers majors the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights and a more just world into a career.

As a social justice major, you will receive the knowledge to prepare for advocacy and human-rights work within local community organizations and national and international non-governmental organizations like the United Nations. You will develop a strong theoretical understanding of ideas of social justice and participate in real-world learning in the field.  

"Why social justice at Merrimack" the website asks? A good question, and not one they really answer:

• Flexible program means you may customize your major or choose to double-major.

• Required internship in a community-based organization or non-governmental organization provides hands-on learning.

• Annual Social Justice Week lets you get involved in on-campus initiatives to address inequality. 

What is Social Justice Week, you ask? It's something Merrimack started in 2013 to introduce social justice issues to the campus. Events include speakers, "workshops on safe allies and intersectionality," and "Student artwork, photography and poster sessions throughout campus to provoke questions and conversations." 

That is definitely going to prepare people for adulthood. Three cheers for Merrimack!

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