In order to address fundamental social problems such as poverty, injustice or war meaningfully, students must understand the social and political systems that contribute to them causally and the cultural environments in which they occur. The aim of this unique interdisciplinary minor in global and local social justice at Saint Louis University is to provide students with such an understanding.
The global and local social justice interdisciplinary minor is a cooperative program that draws required or elective courses from several departments and programs, including American studies, political science, public health, public policy studies, sociology and anthropology, social work, and women’s and gender studies.
The minor consists of 21 hours of classes and a presentation requirement. Students must select classes in each of the four required issue areas, with a fifth course from area 2 or 3. For the remaining hours, students may select additional classes in the four required issue areas or from the list of electives. As part of their study, students must take classes in at least three different disciplines.
Students must also present in a public forum, such as the Global and Local Social Justice Conference, Atlas Week, or a student research conference, either on their research or their internship.
The minor consists of 21 hours of classes and a presentation requirement.
Select from classes with the 'Global Local Justice-Theory' attribute, including:
Select from classes with the ‘Global Local Justice-Theory’ attribute, the ‘Global Local Justice-Domestic’ attribute, the ‘Global Local Justice-Global’ attribute, the ‘Global Local Justice-Service’ attribute, or the ‘Global Local Justice-Elective’ attribute.
Courses with the ‘Global Local Justice-Elective’ attribute include: