The Diversity and Unity Learning Community provides students with the opportunity to deepen their awareness of social justice by living in a learning environment focused on respect for all.
This LC is designed for men and women of all majors who are interested in making a difference in our complex world. Students in this community will have the opportunity to live in a supportive environment while strengthening and deepening their cross-cultural understanding and awareness of diverse issues .
Examples of Community Experiences and Service Involvement:
- Trip to the Festival of Nations
- Social Justice Retreat
- Attendance at Atlas Week events, including the Billiken World Fair
- Diversity Film Series
Law & Social Justice (F012)
This FIG combines an introductory philosophy course, an introductory law course, and a University 101 section specific to students with an interest in law-related subjects. In this FIG, we will study our political and social values in conjunction with the Jesuit mission of achieving social justice. As men and women for others, we will explore whether our current society lives up to the values to which we are committed. We will then look to the law and public policy as instruments for effecting positive social change in society. In Introduction to Philosophy, we will consider the values that shape both our individual actions and out political practice. Through an examination of classics in the history of western thought (particularly the ethical and political theories of Plato and Aristotle) we will analyze and critically evaluate the values that we take to be important, with an eye to considering what these values actually commit us to in our everyday lives. In Introduction to Law, we will examine how law structures and regulates society. We will also explore the common law tradition of using litigation to enforce and expand the role of law. In addition, these FIG courses will have a strong service component, where students will examine the local community to identify areas where our values are not reflected. We will then work with community organizations to strategize and implement change through law and public policy.