Justice Minor

The Justice Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 16 credit hours, including 20 hours of service learning.

  • Foundation course: PHI 240 — offered every year by the Department of Philosophy.
  • Four three-credit hour justice courses from a list of pre-approved elective courses (see below).
  • A one-credit hour independent research project including a paper of around 15 pages written in collaboration with a professor who teaches within the Justice Minor Program.
  • 20 hours of a community-based learning experience completing over the course of the minor program.

Justice Courses

CLS 300Roman Law and Society3
ENG 319Special Topics in American Literature3
HIS 230The Holocaust in Historical Perspective3
HIS 347The History of Marxism3
MGT 430Sustainability and Supply Chains3
PHI 261Philosophy of Law3
PHI 267Catholic Social Thought3
PHI 271Philosophy of Human Rights3
PHI 272Gender and Philosophy3
PHI 274Social and Political Philosophy3
PSC 241Human Rights and Globalization3
PSC 244War: Causes and Consequences3
RST 234Christians (En) Countering Injustice3
RST 341Catholic Social Ethics: Theological Perspectives3
SOC 273Social Movements and Social Change3


Student Learning Goal 1

Students will demonstrate analysis of and reflection upon concerns of justice.  

Students will:

  • Objective A: Show competence and expertise in some concerns of justice.

  • Objective B: Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant theories of justice and the ability to critically analyze and reflect on these theories.

  • Objective C: Understand and reflect on the experience of some concerns of justice.

Student Learning Goal 2

Students will be able to thoughtfully apply moral principles to cultivate their characters and to work towards realizing a more just world.

Students will:

  • Objective A: Recognize and analyze some contemporary concerns where justice is at stake (such as environmental racism, or the abortion debate) and propose thoughtful solutions or approaches to these issues. 
  • Objective B: Engage on a personal level some contemporary concerns where justice is at stake.