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Democracy & Justice Studies

Minor Requirements

We welcome DJS minors! Like the DJS major, but in less depth and without an emphasis, the 18 credit DJS minor explores diverse ideals and practices of democracy and justice in the United States and the world through interdisciplinary social and historical learning. Democracy and Justice Studies students look at how peoples past and present have sought in various ways to sustain and change political, economic, cultural, and social orders. We ask why and how societies develop and whether their political, economic, cultural and social relations and activities promote justice, freedom, equality, and democracy. Through problem focused thinking, we enable students to become engaged citizens and professionals.