What is the poverty and social justice minor?
The mission of the Poverty and Social Justice program at Elon is to educate students about the multiple causes and structural nature of poverty so that they might work more effectively toward its end. Through coursework and an internship, students from any major can learn about how citizens can understand, encounter and advocate for the poor, both in the U.S. and globally.
The program includes introductory and capstone courses, as well as 3 courses chosen from a list of courses offered in Elon College and the professional schools. Elon is a member of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, which is a national coalition of colleges and universities who work together to teach about poverty and social justice. PSJ minors will all complete an internship, which can be completed through the consortium, or can, with permission, be tied to a professional internship as part of a students’ major.