Justice Studies Program Learning Outcomes 

Critical Thinking

  • Apply a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the transdisciplinary justice field of study and practice.
  • Examine and situate one’s own personal beliefs.
  • Demonstrate openness to ideas and actions. 
  • Evaluate evidence, its sources, meanings and intentions.
  • Identify, select, and sort relevant information in order to be able to describe, draw inferences, synthesize and validate that information.
  • Identify and explain the ethical dimensions of professional conduct and practice. 
  • Critically reflect on the impacts and consequences of decisions and resulting actions.


  • Articulate ideas and arguments effectively in oral and written formats.
  • Demonstrate competence in interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Critically analyze the influence of new, emergent and collaborative technologies on transdisciplinary fields of justice practice.
  • Select and employ different communication mediums based on assessment of situation and context.


  • Illustrate the use and limitations of knowledge and theory in the field to transdisciplinary justice professional practice.
  • Identify and explain the core concepts and constructs of research.
  • Contribute to knowledge in the field of study or practice using systematic and recognized research design and methods.
  • Critically evaluate the rigour and validity of information and academic materials.
  • Recognize gaps in professional knowledge and seek out information to address deficiencies. 


  • Examine historic and contemporary understanding of the construct of justice within and across disciplines, cultures and societies.
  • Compare and apply a transdisciplinary range of theories to justice problems.
  • Examine key factors (e.g. social, political, economic) that impact an understanding and application of transdisciplinary justice.
  • Identify and assess the barriers and opportunities for applying theory to practice.
  • Compare and critique strategies and frameworks for integrating transdisciplinary justice into analysis of practice. 
  • Analyze and evaluate justice contexts, norms and values. 
  • Articulate future directions for transdisciplinary justice.

Professional Skills & Practices

  • Advocate and promote the implementation of transdisciplinary perspectives into justice practices and systems.
  • Demonstrate advanced problem solving, facilitation, co-ordination and communication skills appropriate to complex and diverse justice environments.
  • Illustrate the capacity to work sensitively and professionally across diversity in personalities, contexts and cultures. 
  • Engage in and build capacity for adaptive practices. 
  • Compare and appraise tools and approaches to program development, implementation and evaluation. 
  • Integrate regular self-care activities into practice.
  • Develop, manage and contribute to group processes.