Why this programme?
In this specialisation you will start from a definition of social justice as the fair and equal access to wealth, opportunities and privileges in society, which includes socio-environmental justice. You will then learn to critically research and understand how contemporary literature and arts grapple with these—and other—ethical challenges. Debates about the ethics of aesthetics are at the heart of scholarly debate about literature and arts in the 21st century and the curriculum is guided by the knowledge that it is important to bring a humanities perspective to current societal debates and to global challenges such as climate change and increasing social inequalities. This specialisation asks how the humanities can make a difference in society.