Why Saint Martin's University?
While criminal justice and legal studies are the official systems for justice in the United States the outcomes from those systems are not always just. Students experience this at a young age as justice and injustice play out in their own lives. At Saint Martin’s they are given the tools to communicate with others about justice and are inspired to seek out others like themselves who desire to think about justice in a wider way.
A complement to other academic programs at Saint Martin’s, the social justice minor fits hand-in-glove with religious studies, sociology, social work, criminal justice and legal studies, adding value to the students’ academic experience.
The program follows the best Liberal Arts tradition encouraging students to work toward social justice no matter what they will be doing for a living.
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Social Justice Requirements
Required courses (9 credit hours)
- SJ 110/SOC 110: Introduction to Social Justice
- SOC 333: Women, Culture and Society
- CJ 430/PLS 430: Constitutional Safeguards and Individual Liberties
Approved elective courses (12 credit hours)
Electives may include up to six credit hours of internship credit.
Additional courses may be cross-listed for social justice credit on an occasional basis.
Other elective courses may be counted toward the minor if, in the judgment of the program director, they significantly enhance the student’s learning in the program.
- SJ 301: Social Justice in Literature
- SJ 310: Social Justice in Film
- RLS 305: Christian Thought and Ethical Practice
- CJ/SOC/GIS 307: Gender, Crime and Law
- SOC 316: History of Women in North American Social Work: 1848-1945
- HIS 319: United States Working Class History
- SOC 370: Social Action
- ENG 381: Women's Literature
- SJ 390: Internship
- SJ 395: Special Topics
- SJ 397: Directed Study
Social Justice at a Glance
- Program Type
- Main (Lacey)
- Type of Instruction
- In Person
- College of Arts and Sciences