Social Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation Minor


The mission of the Social Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation minor at Biola is to equip students with the unique tools for advocacy that they will need to effectively engage in integral mission marked by both the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel to the "lost," the "least" and the "last." The minor encourages participants to carefully consider how our proclamation has social consequences and our social involvement has evangelistic consequences.

Curriculum Requirements

A Social Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation minor is offered with the completion of 18 credits of approved courses, 12 of which must be upper-division (excluding BBST 465); with an average grade of "C" or better.

Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses
Integration Seminar (Must be taken as “Justice, Advocacy and the Kingdom of God,” or see minor advisor for another approved topic.)
Program Courses
ANTH 342Social Justice and Human Rights 13
ANTH 415Human Conflict3
Select four courses equaling 12 credits from the following elective list below. A maximum of two courses per discipline.12
Cultural Anthropology
Economic Anthropology
Ethnicity, Identity and Memory
Language and Power
Race and Ethnicity in American Literature
Peoples of Ethnic America
Peoples of the World
Introduction to Development
Intercultural Communication
World Religions
Studies in Developing Nations
War and Civilization
Africa: History, Peoples and Culture
International Relations
Sociology of Gender
Ethnic and Minority Groups
Social Change in the Developing World
Social Inequality: Race, Class and Gender
Topics in Social Justice and Human Rights 2
Total Credits18