Justice and Peace Studies Minor

Program Description: The minor in Justice and Peace Studies consists of a multidisciplinary series of curses integrating community-service-learning, social analysis, and ethical knowledge and reflection in the context of a faith that does justice and seeks a more peaceful world. It is a response to the challenge of Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, to "educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world." It is premised on Fr. Kolvenbach's insight that "personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustices others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection."

Minor Requirements: 18 hours


All of the following:
JPS 365  Faith and Moral Development (repeated for a total of 3 credits; JPS 265 Cortina Seminar may be counted for one credit)
JPS 565  Catholic Social Teaching
JPS 499  Senior Seminar
JPS 588  Christian Ethics of War and Peace

Service Learning
(One of the following):
THL 342  The Church in the Dominican Republic
JPS 343  Ecclesiology in Global Context
JPS 361  Social Justice in the Dominican Republic
JPS 465  Faith and Political Action
JPS 470  Poverty in America
SWK 261 Introduction to Social Welfare
Social Science
(One of the following):
PLS 339  Public Policy and Poverty in the United States
PLS 435  Global Poverty and Development
SRP 481  Poverty, Development, and Public Policy
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology: Social Problems
SOC 341  American Cultural Minorities
SOC 355 Environment and Society                                                                                                        SOC 411  Social Inequality and Stratification
SRP 465 Faith and Political Action