Social Justice and Human Rights Concentration - Fully Online

SJHR Online

Now available: an exciting new opportunity to complete the Social Justice and Human Rights concentration completely online.

Interested in studying Social Justice and Human Rights but not yet in a position to up and move to the Metro DC area?  Courses focused on race and gender related topics are offered online allowing students to complete the program from almost anywhere.

Most online classes are taught synchronously with live class meetings at set times providing personal interaction with instructors. Online courses are available for all students, so if you decide in the future you want to make the move to Metro DC and attend in person you can. 

Below is a listing of courses that will be available in an online format.

Contact the MAIS office at mais@gmu.edu for more information.

Courses available online:

Required Course of Proseminar – 1 credit

  • MAIS 696 - MAIS ProSeminar (Online Fall and Spring)

Core Courses – 12 credits

Foundational course

  • INTS 540 - Contemporary Issues in Social Justice & Human Rights (Online once per year)

Social Justice and Human Rights Theory courses

  • INTS 537 – Critical Race Studies (Online once per year) 

Choose one of the following:

    • WMST 602 – Queer Theory (Online alternate years)
    • WMST 630 - Feminist Theories (Online once per year)    

Social Justice and Human Rights Issues and Movements course

Choose one of the following or others from catalog as available:

    • INTS 538 – Representations of Race (Online once per year)
    • WMST 508 – Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights (Online alternate years)         

Experiential Learning – 3 credits

  • MAIS 695 Experiential Learning                                                                                               

Emphasis/Electives Courses – 12-15 credits

Chosen from below not already taken to satisfy core requirements or others as available:

    • CONF 707 – Gender and Violence (Online once per year)
    • CONF 708 – Identity and Conflict (Online once per year)
    • CONF 720 - Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Conflict Resolution (Online once per year)
    • INTS 538 – Representations of Race (Online once per year)
    • WMST 508 – Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights (Online alternate years)
    • WMST 602 – Queer Theory (Online alternate years)
    • WMST 630 - Feminist Theories (Online once per year)
    • WMST 640 – Transnational Issues of Gender and Race (Online once per year)

Research Methods Course – 3 credits

Chosen from below or others from catalog as available:

    • GLOA 605 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Online once per year)
    • INTS 534 – Research for Social Change (Online once per year)

Proposal – 1 credit

  • MAIS 797 - Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal (Online Fall and Spring)

Project or Thesis – 1 or 4 credits

Select one from the following (Online every semester):

    • MAIS 798 - Interdisciplinary Studies Project (take 1 credit)
    • MAIS 799 - Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis (take 4 credits)