NEW ASU UL Course: STS 220 Introduction to Social Transformation

Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: STS 220 Introduction to Social Transformation. This new 3 credit course is available as an 8-week teacher-paced course in the lower level division (freshman/sophomore) starting January 2022.


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 disability – 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.

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.


To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy.


As with all ASU Universal Learner courses, the cost is just $25 to sign up and you pay $400 at the end, only if you like the grade. If you don’t pay there is no record of the course, no record of failure or penalty for not completing the course.

What is the UL program?

ASU’s Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, is a unicorn in the college world. Students of any age in any part of the world can sign up for regionally accredited (the gold standard) college courses with no hassles, no need to send your transcripts, no red tape, no placement tests, and no risk to a student’s GPA. If the student doesn’t get the grade they want, simply do not pay the $400 at the end of the course and there is no record of the course. Retake the courses as many times as is needed for just a minimal $25 sign-up fee. Find out the full scope of the program and how other homeschoolers are using the courses.

How to Sign Up

For more detailed information about how to sign up to take courses in the Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, please visit our post “How to Sign up for ASU Earned Admissions Courses”