Are you interested in exploring social, cultural, political, economic, and other issues that impact peace and justice? Do you want to help relieve human suffering?
This minor will give you greater awareness, deeper perspectives, and critical insight about the ways inequality and injustice causes damage to communities and cultures around the globe.
Help make the world a better place! As a minor in peace and justice studies, you'll explore the origins, histories, concepts, theories, and ethical debates surrounding inequality and injustice.
Develop and deepen your understanding of and empathy for individuals and groups of individuals who have been hurt by inequality and injustice. Explore current social initiatives, public policies, and efforts to promote peace, equality, and justice.
Expect a rigorous academic experience in the classroom and a dynamic interpersonal experience outside of the classroom. You will:
You may also choose to participate in a special residential learning community. You'll live with like-minded peers who want to practice the Franciscan values upon which Marian University was founded in their daily lives.
To earn a minor in peace and justice studies, you'll complete at least 18 credits of sociology, political science, communication, environmental, philosophy, and theology courses.
With just two required three-credit courses (POL 155: Introduction to Peace Studies and SOC 145: Introduction to Social Justice), you'll have a great deal of flexibility to tailor your studies according to your interests and career goals. These are just a few of the course topics from which you might choose:
For a comprehensive list of courses from which you can choose, please review our undergraduate course catalog.
When you've finished your courses, you will be able to demonstrate your:
Upon completing required and elective coursework, you'll have a deep understanding about the need for socially conscious leadership and how you can promote peace and justice as part of your life's work.
This minor complements a range of bachelor's degree programs, including:
Among the career paths that you might choose:
You'll also have a sound professional and ethical foundation for advanced study in graduate programs, including law, public policy, environmental affairs, and the social sciences.
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