Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College


Students at the PCC Pride Parade holding a poster about gender justice

Why choose Social Justice at PCC?

Portland Community College’s Social Justice courses develop an interdisciplinary understanding of systems of power, privilege, and domination including the personal, social, cultural, economic, and political consequences on communities, the environment, and society.

You will explore approaches to social change and social movements and engage in practical campus- and community-based experiences with organizations addressing these issues.

Race, Indigenous Nations and Gender studies

PCC’s Race Indigenous Nations and Gender (RING) faculty are devoted to you learning about injustice and how to address the inequities in our society. Consider taking classes in a range of RING subjects that address these concerns.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university

What will you learn?

Subjects you may study include:

  • African American History since 1877
  • American Working-Class Literature
  • Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Diversity in the United States
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Queer Studies
  • Social Justice Theory and Practice
  • Women’s Studies

Want to deepen your knowledge? Consider the Social Justice focus award.

What will you do?

Students who complete Social Justice courses will be able to connect with the University Studies, Sociology, Women’s Studies, Conflict Resolution, and the Communities of Practice programs at Portland State University and the Social Justice minor at the University of Portland.

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