Racial Justice and Equity Specialization

Penn State Master of Public Policy racial justice and equity specialization sample list of concentration courses. The flexibility of Penn State’s MPP program allows students to choose an existing specialization or design a specialization that draws on the expertise of faculty from across the University Park campus. Within the specialization, students will work with their academic advisor to create a curriculum plan that meets their career goals.


Racial Justice and Equity Specialization 

AFAM 409: Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America

AFAM 422 Contemporary African American Communication

AFAM 460/PHIL 460: African American Philosophy

AFAM 465: The Post-World War II Civil Rights Movement

AFAM 497: Special Topics (Race & Medicine in US History, Black Representation in Media) this would depend on the special topic as these will rotate

AFAM 502: Blacks and African Diaspora

AFAM 503: Sexual and Gender Politics in the African Diaspora

CAS 422: Contemporary African American Communication

CRIM 451: Race, Crime and Justice 

HIED 502: Diversity & Equity in Higher Education

PSYCH 432: Multicultural Psychology in America

SOC 409: Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America

SOC 425: Social Conflict

WMNST 518: Global Black Feminist Thought

 *This a sample list of courses that could be used to complete the requirements for this specialization