General FYS Course: This course will introduce students to the concepts of general education, the academic community, and the skills educated people use to generate and address important questions. Using critical thinking skills and basic tools of gathering and evaluating information, students and the instructor will together engage in a meaningful exploration of a specific Question. The Question will vary across sections of the course.

This Specific Section: Social Injustice

Social injustice involves unfair practices being carried out against a group or an individual that is part of a group. It is often comprised of a range of activities, including the suppression, abuse, isolation, misuse, and, in certain instances, annihilation of a group. Often these activities are supported by a government and affirmed by legal statutes. U.S. history alone offers many occurrences, including slavery, the taking of Native American lands, imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, exclusion of Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century, and in the early 20th century, the forced sterilization of those who were deemed "feebleminded and socially inadequate." Why does social injustice exist and is there a remedy? Where is social injustice being practiced today? What’s the best way to battle social injustice? Should we even care about it? Can it be stopped or is it something we should simply accept, and if we do, is there a price to pay for such acceptance? (Small-group initiated media, performance, or other such projects will be required.)