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CAP Diversity & Social Justice

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By educating the mind and the heart, the school can form people who in turn can work at changing the very structures of their society to ensure a community of justice and reconciliation.

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

Students and Campus Life

Considering Dayton: A Student-Authored Website Considering Local Inequalities

Molly Griffin ‘23 reflects on her learning experience in her CAP DSJ (SOC 339: Social Inequality) coursework, and shares a course-based website designed to be an accessible resource for those wanting to learn more about local social inequalities.

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A Journey Towards Being a Culturally Responsive and Emotionally Resilient Educator

UD Teacher Ed in London program provides experiential learning encouraging thoughtful exploration. Veronica Bernacki reflects on how her CAP DSJ (EDT 340: Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings) coursework, centered around diversity, inclusion, and trauma-informed practice in a new place, gifted her with a more interculturally effective teaching approach.

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Diversity as a Learning Goal

Why DSJ courses?

The University has a special concern for the poor and marginalized and a responsibility to promote the dignity, rights and responsibilities of all persons and peoples. CAP contributes to these efforts throughout its curriculum but in a more focused way in the Diversity and Social Justice courses. CAP DSJ courses aim to engage dimensions of intersectionality, bias, intercultural competence, and social justice.

DSJ Faculty Reflections

Global Languages

Echoes from the Past: Poetry of Resistance and Emerging Feminism

By Tatiana Liaugminas

Engineering Systems, Theories and Modeling to Drive Solutions and Hope

By Raúl Ordóñez

Financial Markets: It is Not What They Are, But What You Do With Them

By Maria Vivero
  • 4 Dimensions

    Intersectionality, Social Justice, Bias, and Intercultural Competence.

  • 200+ Courses

    Creating and developing skills to apply and practice these competencies.

  • 1 Component

    Part of a scaffolded model for a holistic educational experience.

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I never really enjoyed learning economics in any of my previous classes, but in my DSJ course, we learned about models showing all of the things our societies need to be working towards including environmental and social action, in order to achieve equality, prosperity and citizens' well-being.

Brynn Shoup-Hill, Art History


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