Poverty Studies and Social Justice Minor
Are you interested in working with diverse and vulnerable populations? Do you feel called to effect social change, or advocate for poverty issues? Consider a minor in poverty studies and social justice.
- The Poverty Studies and Social Justice minor is available to all students, from all academic disciplines
- This minor consists of 18 hours
- At least 12 of these hours must be in residence
- At least 9 of these hours must be at a "3000" or "4000" level
- No more than 3 hours from a student's major may be applied to the "Poverty" minor
- Required courses include: ECO 3355, SWO 4322 and SWO 4315
Introduction of the Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
This course develops and applies basic economic concepts to questions of poverty, inequality, and discrimination in the United States and to global poverty issues.
Social Policy for Social Work Practice
This course explores historical and current patterns of provision of social welfare services, the effect of social policy on people gaining optimal health and well-being and the effect of social policy on oppressed and marginalized population groups and countries.
Foundations of Social Justice
This course examines theories and practices of social justice as related to oppressed groups in a multicultural society utilizing religious and non-religious perspectives. It also enhances understanding of an appreciation for diversity in self and others.
The remaining 9 hours can be chosen from the following courses:
ANT 1306, 1325, 2305, 3320, 4320;
To declare a minor, contact your advisor.