Certificate in Art and Restorative Justice

This certificate will explore the integration of the arts and restorative justice from a multidisciplinary perspective. This will serve the needs of students in multiple colleges and departments, including Art, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology by providing a prescribed set of courses to explore the intersections of the arts and humanities with social justice. Students will gain experience in a growing field through the practice of research, theory, and applied practice. The certificate is comprised of 24 units.

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.


Certificate Requirements (24 units)

Required: (18)18
Understanding Cultural Diversity
Art and Activism
Art and Restorative Justice
Positive Psychology
Crime, Desistance, and Reentry
Choose Two: (6)6
From Teaching Artists to Social Practice: A History
Xicanx Art
Socially-engaged Art
Border Art
Leadership and Engagement in the Arts
Total Units24