The mission statement of Saint Louis University affirms a commitment to the "promotion of faith and justice in the spirit of the Gospels." Because of this commitment, SLU attracts a great many students who are moved to confront fundamental social problems such as poverty, injustice, or war. In order to address these and other problems 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 is to provide students with such an understanding.
To be admitted to the program, students must be undergraduates at Saint Louis University, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be approved by the program director. The program director will also advise students on the best order in which to take courses.
Transfer students interested in the minor program must meet with the program director to determine whether any of the courses they have taken previously will count toward requirements.
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Strikwerda, Director of the Minor Program.
Office: McGannon Hall, Room 134
For a list of Global and Local Social Justice Spring 2016 courses, please click here.