The Faith-Justice Studies program is an interdisciplinary, self-designed curriculum that enables students to integrate their major area of study with inquiries into faith and social justice issues.
Faith-Justices Studies courses are open to students of all majors and meet one or more the following criteria:
- 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 (norms) and priorities in light of Gospel values and faith-based traditions of social justice.
Students interested in pursuing a Faith-Justice Studies minor should visit the degree program requirements. All students interested in faith-justice issues, regardless of declared minor, are welcome to enroll in Faith-Justice Studies courses. For more information on the Faith-Justice Studies minor contact Dr. Elaine Shenk.