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Passionate about human rights; economic justice; racial, gender, and sexual equality? This concentration helps build cultural literacy and provides context that inspires, informs, and supports social justice work. Learn how words and images can change (and have changed) the world!

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Teaching Innovation Spotlight

Click on the video below to see students from Dr. Danielle Christmas’ English 367: “The God(s) of Slavery: Religious Experience in Early African-American Literature,” class deliver sermons on the subject of slavery by inhabiting the character of a nineteenth-century preacher.

Career Spotlight

Andrew Edmonson

Membership Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Class 1989

“My passion for the last twenty-five years has been to fight for the civil rights of LGBT Americans as an LGBT activist. In this role, I have written op eds for media outlets, managed media relations for direct action social justice organizations, and served as spokesperson for LGBT causes. All of my activism is based on what I learned as an English major: how to make a compelling case, anticipate objections, and craft compelling rebuttals.”