Before you can confront social problems such as poverty, injustice or war, you must
first understand the social and political systems that contribute to them. Students
who minor in global and local social justice at Saint Louis University examine the
theory and philosophy of justice and gain awareness of pressing national and international
SLU's minor in global and local social justice is comprised of 21 hours of classes
in three required areas: theories of justice, local and domestic issues, and global
issues. A fourth course is then selected from either the local/domestic or global
You’ll be required to complete one service-learning class or an internship with a
social and political focus. For the remaining hours, you may select additional classes
from the three required issue areas or from an approved list of electives.
Students must also present in a public forum, such as SLU’s Global and Local Social
Justice conference, a student research conference or ATLAS Week — an annual event
at SLU that highlights global topics.
To be admitted to the program, students must be current SLU undergraduates, have at
least a 3.0 GPA and be approved by the program director. The program director also
will advise students on the best order in which to take courses.