Online Social Transformation

SST 220 - Introduction to Social Transformation


This is an introductory course designed to explore the core principles and frameworks of intersectionality and social transformation. The course content examines the social, political and cultural constructions of difference, the relationships and intersections between categories of difference - namely race, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability - and the ways in which individuals and groups experience multiple categories of difference. The course takes a social justice approach to understanding how forces of difference and structures of power impact justice, and determine strategies for creating a just society.

Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 10, 2023

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Define intersectionality and social transformation
  • Recognize common historic and contemporary challenges faced by diverse groups of people
  • Explain the difference between individual and systemic injustice

What to expect in class

Video lectures and interviews, readings, discussions, optional live meetings with the instructor, quizzes, content mastery, design project, journals, midterm exam, and final exam

Exams and grading


Content Mastery


Graded Reflection Board


Journal Self-Assessment




Design Project


Midterm Exam


Final Exam


This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff

Mako Fitts

Mako Fitts


Assistant Professor,

School of Social Transformation

Arizona State University

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Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass