Racial Reconciliation and Community Restoration
Develop the expertise to address racial inequality and champion stronger communities
Rollins’ graduate certification in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration is designed to equip health officials, teachers, social workers, law enforcement officers, and public administrators with the skills to tackle social injustice head-on and effect change in local civic life.
Through the readings, discussions, and critical analysis embedded in this certificate program, students will better see their place as citizens of a more global society and strive to be leaders in their communities as they advocate for issues to further racial and social equality.
Rollins’ Racial Reconciliation and Community Restoration graduate certificate consists of four graduate-level courses. In addition to two core courses, students choose two interdisciplinary electives in topics ranging from incarceration and inequality to multicultural and social justice counseling.
- Core Courses
INTD 500: Foundations of Racial & Social Justice
INTD 510: Advocacy for Social Change
- Choice of two elective courses
CPY 538* Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling
CPY 703* Training & Group Facilitation for Social Action
EDU 580 The Multicultural Classroom
INTD 515 Politics & Poverty
INTD 525 Incarceration & Inequality
Additional courses may be offered and approved by the program director.
*Courses available only to Clinical Mental Health Counseling students.
“This program is a very important educational opportunity. Anyone working in emergency responses or in civil service, or nonprofit workers, will benefit from a program like this. I hope we get a good mix of students who are interested in doing this work.”
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Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.
- Cost per four-credit-hour course: $2,092 ($523 per credit hour)
Apply Now for Fall Admission
Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration are accepted on an annual basis. The application deadline for the fall cohort is June 1.
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Tom Cook, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Specializations: 17th-century philosophy, especially Spinoza; philosophy of mind; and moral psychology
Todd French, PhD
Associate Professor of Religion
Director, Master of Liberal Studies Program
Specializations: Church history, social theory, Syriac hagiography, and the history of Western cultures
Kathryn Norsworthy, PhD
Professor of Counseling, Licensed Psychologist, National Certified Counselor
Specializations: LGBTQ+ civil rights, gender justice, transnational feminist activism, and social change
Steve Schoen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Critical Media & Cultural Studies
Specializations: Documentary production, theory and criticism, and media representations of gender and sexuality
Eric Smaw, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Pre-Law Advising
Specializations: Philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics and human rights
Lisa Tillmann, PhD
Professor of Critical Media & Cultural Studies
Specializations: Activism, social justice documentary filmmaking, and civil rights