Global and Local Social Justice
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Overview: 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 certificate program is to provide students with such an understanding.
To be admitted to the certificate program, students must be undergraduates at Saint Louis University, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be approved by the program director. The director will also advise students on the best order in which to take courses.
Transfer students interested in the certificate program must meet with the program director to determine whether any of the courses they have taken previously will count toward certificate requirements.
Curriculum: The certificate consists of 21 hours of classes, including theories of justice, inequalities, social institutions, global issues and processes of change.
Faculty: The faculty in Political Science are renowned scholars in their field who bring real-world expertise into the classroom.
Careers: The Global and Local Social Justice certificate can enhance the education of students preparing for careers in governmental and non-governmental institutions, law, political science, history, academia and more.