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Peace and Social Justice Studies Mission

Peace and Social Justice Studies Mission

The Peace and Social Justice Studies Program at Oakton Community College is committed to the exploration of diverse ideas and practices of social justice and non-violence that have emerged in response to conflicts and suffering around the world. We envision a broad approach to the study of peace and social justice, one that includes courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

We support and aim to contribute to creative activities that encourage non-violence and social justice in our local and global communities.  We seek to encourage students, faculty members, administrators and staff members to:

  • discuss and and debate ideas of non-violence, peace and social justice through engagement with actual conflicts around the world;
  • draw out the political, social, racial, ethnic, national, economic, environmental, and/or religious dimensions that define and shape actual conficts and struggles;
  • examine and critically evaluate ethical theories of peace, non-violence and social justice;
  • identify and think through the issues raised by conflicts and suffering on personal, local and global levels;
  • envision ways to peaceful transformation and/or resolution to conflicts;
  • live their own lives in ways that embody the principles of peace, social justice, and responsible environmental stewardship.

Alumni Profile

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Stephanie Alcantar, only 23 years old, is an award-winning writer who has presented her work around the world.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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