UNXD 030-130: Intersections of Social Justice

Intersections of Social Justice is an online learning opportunity offered through Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice. During the Georgetown University Summer School cross-section term, students in UNXD 030-130: Intersections of Social Justice earn 1 credit pass/fail through online, asynchronous reflection and skills-building that wraps around their employment, internship, community-based work, or volunteer commitment anywhere around the world. Intersections students engage ask ethical questions and apply social justice theories to real world issues in diverse work settings in virtual collaboration with a tight-knit learning cohort.

Our History so far – Intersections 2015 – 2019

Intersections of Social Justice was piloted in summer 2015 with 11 students learning across 10 time zones and was similarly offered in summers 2016, 2017, and 2018, engaging students committed to a diversity of summer work experiences, from researching road safety in Tanzania, to boxing for empowerment in Berlin, to teaching English in Romania, to canvassing for worker justice in Washington, DC. These Intersections communities engaged in 8 weeks of reflection rooted in community-based experiences. While Intersections began as a variable credit course, it is now only offered as a 1-credit, pass/fail course.

Intersections 2015 was made possible by a Future(s) of the University ITEL grant. Watch a short video describing the Intersections pilot and another short video reflecting on Summer 2015. Read about Intersections 2015 in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Prospect Magazine (page 8), and in the ITEL 2015 report (page 11).

Join us this summer! Intersections 2020

Intersections 2020 will occur June 1, 2020 – July 24, 2020 online in the learning platform, CANVAS. You will need high speed internet and a willingness to learn and reflect about your work – whether that is on the Hill, in a newsroom, at a community-based organization, in a school, at a summer camp. To have a conversation with someone about enrolling in Intersections, contact CSJ’s Associate Director for Mission Curricular Integration, Amanda Munroe

GU Students: Express your interest for Summer 2020 

If you are a Georgetown undergraduate interested in earning 1 Georgetown University credit through UNXD 030-130 Intersections of Social Justice, fill out this Interest Form. You will be contacted and then directed on how to register for the course. Tuition for 1 credit is ~$1,496. Scholarship is available; students are encouraged to express their interest early if they want to be considered for scholarship. UNXD courses are approved for elective credit in all four undergraduate schools (COL, MSB, NHS, SFS).

Visting Students: Enroll in GU Summer Sessions and express your interest in Intersections!

If you are an undergraduate at an institution other than Georgetown, your first step is to enroll in GU Summer Sessions. No transcripts are needed. International students, whose native language is not English will need to provide score reports from IELTS or TOEFL. Once the form is complete, within 2-3 business days, you will receive an acceptance letter with your GU credentials. Your second step is to fill out the Interest Form. A Center for Social Justice team member will get back to you in 2-3 business days. Scholarships are available for visiting students! Simply fill out this scholarship form. 

Learn more about UNXD 030-130 CBL: Intersections of Social Justice

UNXD 030-130 Intersections of Social Justice is part of Georgetown University’s Summer School. Read more here about online and in-person summer course offerings.

Meet the Summer 2020 UNXD 030-130 Intersections faculty team!