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The courses taken as part of Saint Louis University's Micah Program go beyond papers and exams. Each course fosters community and connects SLU's academics with real-world problems. 

A group of 8 students pose for a photo outdoors while preparing for a retreat.

Students involved in the Micah program will form bonds in and out of the classroom. 

Micah Courses for First-Year Students

During the fall and spring semesters, you will take two to three Micah-section courses that fulfill University core requirements. These special sections of interdisciplinary courses will deepen your ability to think critically about social justice issues that affect our local and global communities. These courses can be used toward the optional minor in Urban Poverty Studies. Since enrollment is limited, classes are small, allowing participants to work closely with their instructors and peers. 

Faculty members who teach Micah-section courses are chosen for their interest in the American city's problems, their experience and effectiveness as teachers, and their dedication to social equity, justice and peace. 

Minor in Urban Poverty Studies

Drawing on the long tradition of Saint Louis University's commitment to the city of St. Louis, the interdisciplinary minor in urban poverty studies examines local, national and global forms of poverty, inequality and social injustice in urban environments. Through coursework and practical experience serving in St. Louis, students from across academic disciplines will think critically about the most pressing problems faced by people living on the margins in contemporary cities. In addition, they will investigate how the minor can supplement their major field of study.

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