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Advocacy & Social Justice

Welcome to the Advocacy & Social Justice Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in Advocacy & Social Justice and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.

Critical steps for students seeking legal careers in social justice

It’s no secret that the law impacts every facet of our lives, whether it be education, housing, or the economy, from the municipal to the state to the federal level. We have been taught that everyone is equal before the …

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Transferable Skills for Your Social-Impact Job Search

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Has the pandemic motivated you to leave your corporate job in search of a role in the social-impact space? The good news is, you don’t have to reinvent your career to switch sectors. Many of the communications …

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Featured Courses

ARCP 267 – Museum Collections: Ethical Considerations and Practical Applications

Serving as a broad overview of museology, this course introduces students to the principles underlying the foundations of museum work…

CSPL 120 – Civic Engagement Practice

Wesleyan has a long tradition of civic engagement. CSPL 120 plays a critical role in helping continue this tradition. This…

CSPL 128 – Introduction to Human Rights Standards

The course provides an introduction to the philosophical, legal and practice bases of human rights. Sessions will consider the norms,…

CSPL 494 – Internship: Elections

Through this course, students can earn academic credit for an internship, whether paid or unpaid, that involves learning about or…

GOVT 396 – Human Rights Advocacy: Critical Assessment and Practical Engagement in Global Social Justice

The core animating principles and practices of human rights are under threat. Will the global human rights movement be able…

GOVT 379 – Access to Civil Justice

In this course, students will explore contemporary issues related to the public’s ability to access civil legal advice, legal representation,…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

DANC 379 – Dance as Activism

How does art effect change? Why does the phrase “social movements,” include the action word – movement? In what ways…

CSPL 338 – Writing for Advocacy

This course will enable students to research effectively, marshal arguments and information, and write persuasively. Students will work closely with…

ECON 206 – Race and Education Policy

This course will provide a broad introduction to contemporary education policy centered on issues of race/ethnicity. This course introduces the…

SOC 244 / FGSS 244 – Feminist and Queer Theories of Social Reproduction

This course will introduce students to the study of social reproduction and power with an emphasis on feminist, queer, and…

CSPL 252 – Leadership & Social Innovation: Patricelli Center Impact Fellowship

In this cohort-style class, student Fellows will be introduced to a select, intergenerational group of global leaders working at various…

ECON 215 – Labor Economics

This course will introduce topics, theories, institutions, and policy issues relating to the functioning of labor markets. The topics we…

ENVS 284 – Animal Law & Policy

This course will provide an overview of law and public policy as they apply to non-human animals. The course will…

CGST 205 – Introduction to Social Engagement

This team-taught seminar introduces students to the ideas and practices central to strengthening one’s intercultural competence, in part through a…

GSAS 396 – Caste, Race, and Democracy

Drawing on the resources of social and intellectual history, political theory, literature, and social science, this seminar will explore the…

SISP 315 / SOC 315 / CSPL 314 – The Health of Communities

Our focus will be on understanding the role of social factors (e.g., income, work environment, social cohesion, food, transportation systems)…

HIST 270 – On Evidence: Archives, Museums, and Prisons

This course introduces an interdisciplinary study of the idea of evidence in connection to the modern development of archives, museums,…

REES 235 – Queer Russia

Russia is accustomed to playing the role of the “evil empire.” The current ongoing war in Ukraine has resurrected the…

QAC 378 – DeltaLab: Computational Media Analysis

The content of this course focuses on Wesleyan Media Project media data, including advertising and local television news, and exposes…

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Mentor Connections

  • Coordinator of College and Pre-Professional Programs and Museum Educator Philadelphia Museum of Art

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