PJHC Minor Requirements


For a complete listing of PJHC requirements, please consult the General Announcements.

Please also consult with the PJHC Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Moramay López-Alonso.

To declare the minor, please complete this form before emailing pjhc@rice.edu to set up an appointment.

PJHC minors must complete 6-8 courses (18-22 credit hours, depending on course selection):

  • PJHC 371 Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities
  • PJHC 394 Human Development in Global and Local Communities
  • 3 Electives, one each from the categories of Global South, Race and Ethnicity, and General Electives

and one of five capstone options:

  • PJHC 470 Advanced Seminar in Poverty, Justice, And Capabilities
  • HIST 421 Race, Education and Society in The Urban South
  • HIST 484 The Black City: African American Urban History
  • SOCI 469 Community Bridges Training and SOCI 470 Inequality and Urban Life
  • The SWGS Seminar and Practicum in Engaged Research (SWGS 494, SWGS 496, and SWGS 497

and 3 PJHC Service Credits from direct service learning experiences.