Students have the opportunity to obtain a Faith-Justice Studies minor by selecting a sequence of six faith-justice courses; no more than three courses can come from one’s major and coursework must include at least one course which directly addresses Catholic Social Thought: Introduction to Social Ethics, Christian Medical Ethics, or Catholic Social Thought.
- Engage students directly with the “sufferings of the poor” and explore the call, not only to serve them, but also to stand in solidarity with them.
- Invite students to analyze institutions and social structures and to question prevailing systems of thought or action that systematically contribute to modern-day social problems (poverty, racism, human rights violations, violence).
- Challenge students to consider existing social values and priorities in light of Gospel values and faith-based traditions of social justice.
- Present students with alternative models (social movements or schools of thought) that challenge current modes of thinking and provide creative steps toward social transformation.
- Provide students with tools and approaches for acting as faithful citizens in a more just society.