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Justice Matters: Cabrini’s Core Curriculum

Cabrini’s core curriculum, Justice Matters, develops a common core of knowledge and connects the theory and practice of social justice to each student’s major.

Justice Matters includes a sequence of developmentally linked, writing-intensive courses taken in the first, second, and third years, as well as a capstone project in the major during the fourth year.

It defines the contemporary Cabrinian education through academic excellence, social justice, and transformational learning.

Students learn skills that will advance their careers and that can be used for the benefit of their communities, linking theory to practice in the world, preparing them for professional careers through a rigorous liberal learning experience.

  • College 101: A College Success Seminar that prepares students for the Cabrini experience.
  • Engagements with the Common Good: A three-year, three-course sequence that raises awareness of social problems, explores their root causes, involves students hands-on in social justice issues, and connects the theory and practice of social justice to each student’s major.
  • The Explorations: A range of courses that provides a broad exposure to various disciplinary experiences. In particular, these courses teach students to understand themselves as products of—and participants in—institutions, creative traditions, the historical process, and value-driven decision making.
  • The 21st Century Literacies: Foundational skills and general knowledge in information and technology, foreign languages and culture, mathematics, science, and religious studies.

For more on the Justice Matters core curriculum, visit our Core Curriculum pages in our Academic Affairs section or check out our Core Curriculum Major Sheet.