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Dominican University in CA Now Offering Social Justice Major

Dominican University in CA Now Offering Social Justice Major

“will have the chance to ‘examine the links between well-being, social justice, and diverse worldviews.'”

Tuition at this school is nearly $70,000 a year. Would you spend that kind of money for this?

Campus Reform reports:

You can MAJOR in social justice at this nearly $70,000 per year Calif. school

Dominican University in California has added a new major, wholly focused on social justice that will begin accepting students in the fall.

The school created the major after a “growing number” of students became interested in social justice careers, according to a university news release. Dominican will be combining courses from its minors entitled “Performing Arts and Social Change” and “Community Action and Social Change” for the major.

Students who major in social justice will have the chance to “examine the links between well-being, social justice, and diverse worldviews.”

Additionally, students will “analyze social injustices and work toward positive social change.”

The major starts off with a class titled “Theory and Practice for Community Action and Social Change,” which “provides foundational frameworks for analyzing oppression, power, and privilege.”

Other courses that students can take range from “Prophets, Psalms, & Social Justice” to “Liberation Theologies.”

Dominican University suggests that possible careers for those studying social justice include “Journalist/Photographer/Filmmaker,“ ”Community Organizer,” “Educator,” “Political Campaign Staffer,” and even a “Socially Engaged Artist.”…

“While we feel this program is for psuedo-educational purposes and pushes a certain political agenda, students will be spending $67,385 each academic year ($269,540 after four years) on a bachelor’s degree in social justice,” the spokesperson said. “The United States is on the precipice of our $1.5 trillion student loan debt bubble bursting; therefore, it is clearly not wise for students to take out nearly $300,000 in student loans just to study social justice.”


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A “growing number” of students who were interested in “social justice careers.”

Where are the social justice careers? A few non-profits. News media. Higher education. Democrat politics. Every one of those (except, arguably, the first) is in decline. There is no room for an influx of newly credentialed SJWs.

But of course, why would anyone who wants to do that think of anything so practical?

    randian in reply to irv. | August 7, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Lots of room in government for these people. Actual social work (pray for us all), regulatory agencies, etc.

Statement of the Cardinal Newman Society on Dominican University of California:

Despite the misleading name of Dominican University — which alludes to its founding by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, the great Catholic evangelist Saint Dominic, and a formerly authentic Catholic education — it is important to make Catholic families aware that Dominican University of California is no longer recognized as a Catholic university by Church authority.

It is understandable that many Catholics are unaware of Dominican University’s status, given its quiet slide into secular education. Several years ago, The Cardinal Newman Society noticed that the University has not been listed in the Official Catholic Directory, by which the U.S. bishops identify officially Catholic institutions, since 2012.

Dominican University, which began as a Catholic school, now considers itself “non-denominational” but has “Catholic tradition,”

So yeah, unsurprising. This university has been slowly sliding in this direction for years.

The same thing is true of Marist in New York. Why people pay $70,000 (four years of instate tuition at most state schools) is beyond me.

    artichoke in reply to bw222. | August 7, 2019 at 6:45 am

    The cost of attendance at Dominican is almost 70K *per year*. It, and Marist, are private universities. But since the cost of delivering a social-justice type of degree must be fairly low, they could give big scholarships and still make a profit on those students.

    Third-tier colleges are facing a loss of students these days, due to the general demographic decline in student-age population (the baby boom echo has left the system). Students will crowd into the best-ranked schools they can, and some at the bottom will not be needed any more. I am not surprised that they would move toward less academically demanding programs, to attract the students who would be willing to attend their institutions.