The minor in Justice & Peace Studies consists of a multidisciplinary series of courses integrating community service learning, social analysis, and ethical knowledge and reflection in the context of a faith that does justice and seeks a more peaceful world. It is a response to the challenge of Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, to “educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world." It is premised on Fr. Kolvenbach’s insight that “personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustices others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection.”

Minor in Justice and Peace Studies Requirements: 18 Credits

JPS/THL 365Faith And Moral Development (one-credit seminar taken three times)3
JPS/THL 565Catholic Social Teaching3
JPS/THL 588Christian Ethics Of War And Peace3
JPS 499Senior Seminar3
Service Learning
Select one of the following service-learning or immersion courses (others as available):3
Dominican Republic in Context
Poverty in America
Public Health & Social Justice in Haiti
Philosophical Ethics (Cortina Community)
Ecclesiology in Global Context
Social Science
One 3-credit social science course related to issues of poverty, development, inequality, minorities, etc. 3
The Crucified People of Today (qualifies, check with your advisor for other courses that may meet this requirement.)