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The School’s newest major: Social justice, with a taste of the ‘real world’

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Students can now major in social justice and receive “real-world learning in the field” at a university in Massachusetts.

Merrimack College social justice program provides students with the opportunity to take their passion for change, the protection of human rights and a more just world in a career,” says the main description.

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“As a social justice major, you will receive the knowledge to prepare for the advocacy and human rights work within the local community organisations and national and international non-governmental organisations such as the United Nations,” the executive explains, as reported by Campus Reform. “Develop a strong theoretical knowledge of the ideas of social justice and to take part in the real world to learn in the field.”

Students are required to take an internship at a community-based or non-governmental organization, as well as participating in Social Justice Week, which, according to the official website, “started in 2013 with the purpose of introducing social justice to the Merrimack College campus.”

Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.

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Previous Social Justice Weeks have included sessions about “how we fight back” in the area of immigration, food justice and the “resistance and religion.”

Students majoring in social justice to choose a concentration, with some of the options that are global justice and the rights of man; green cultural studies, religion, and social justice; and social change.

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Some of the courses for the major are: “Caribbean Women Writers”; “women in Islam”; “Thinking Green: Environmental Justice, Gender, and the Rights of Animals”; “Feminist Theory”; “Diversity, Social Justice and Ethics”; “Gender, Immigration and the Law”; “Environmental Science”; “Hate Crimes”; “Marxist Economics”; “the Politics of performance: Theatre, Government and Social Change”; “Man, the Earth and the Sacred: Religion and the Environment”; “Global Women’s Issues: Gender, Activism, and Social Justice”, and “Writing for Social Change.”

Merrimack College does not respond to request for comment on the program.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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