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Fulfilling Requirements – Social Justice

There are four social justice requirements:

  • First-Year Community Engagement
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Global Perspectives
  • Race & Ethnicity

Each social justice has one learning outcome.

A College Core course may have no social justice designation or it may have one, two, or rarely, three social justice designations.  A single course can satisfy at most two social justice requirements; for courses with three social justice requirements, the student will need to let Records and Registration which two they would like to count.

First-Year Community Engagement

First-Year Community Engaged Learning (FYCEL) is a graduation requirement that brings the College’s values to life, and introduces students to the culture of the campus and community. All first-year students complete the FYCEL graduation requirement within their first year at TCNJ through the non-credit course FYC 100, which is facilitated by a TCNJ staff or faculty member. FYC 100 is a two-week course, consisting of two 80-minute education class sessions, one half day of service, and one 80-minute reflection class session. This model provides the students with an introduction to what community engaged learning is and some context for them going into their service experience. The final session of the course allows students to reflect on their service experience to deepen awareness of social issues and to cultivate an interest in continuing to serve communities.

Please note: The Liberal Learning Program has been renamed The College Core, and some of its components have also been renamed. Learn More