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Perspectives 1: U.S. Perspectives on Power, Justice, and Equity

NOTE: Students who started taking classes at Northwestern in Spring 2023 or earlier are not required to complete the US and Global Perspectives (see the the prior degree requirements). The information below pertains to students who start at Northwestern after Spring 2023.

This perspective addresses the impact of histories, institutions, and/or social structures on groups and on individuals primarily in the United States, focusing on the interconnected issues of racism/antiracism, equality/inequality and justice/injustice.

learning objectives

In courses satisfying this perspective students will:

choosing courses

Review the list of approved courses for the US Perspective. Note that a perspective course may simultaneously count for any other requirement in which it is approved (such as foundational discipline, major, or the advanced expression requirement).

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