Program Requirements

The Peace and Justice Studies Program awards a minor to majors in Politics and in a variety of other departments. To earn the minor, the Program requires completion of five courses, including an internship/fieldwork course. These may be double-counted and triple-counted for major and core requirements.

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CORE COURSE (REQUIRED)

POLS 353 Politics of War and Peace

Students must take at least one course from three of the following four categories:

PEACE AND CONFLICT
  • POLS 341 Nonviolence in Theory & Practice
  • POLS 350 International Law & Organizations
  • POLS 351 Global Conflict Resolution
  • POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLS 392 Feminist International Relations
  • POLS 392 Diplomacy
  • POLS 392 Colonialism and Empire
  • SOC 227 Violence in Society
  • SOC 333 Nationalism & Citizenship
  • SOC 390 Religious Conflict & Change
  • HIST 341 Feast and Famine: a History of Food
  • HIST 368 History of U.S. - China Relations
  • MS 204 Media, Stereotyping, & Violence
  • MS 350 Human Rights & Film
  • SPAN 350 Cultures in Contact & Conflict
  • ENVA 360 International Environmental Politics
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
  • POLS 322 Politics of American Justice
  • POLS 345 Global Economic Justice
  • POLS 348 Politics & Development in Africa
  • POLS 352 Human Rights & Global Change
  • POLS 392 Urban Food Policy
  • SOC 302 Global Inequalities & Social Justice
  • SOC 304 U.S. Inequalities & Social Justice
  • SOC 322 Resistance to Corporate Globalization
  • SOC 325 Critical Approaches to Race & Ethnicity
  • ECON 230 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 372 Economic Development
  • COMS 372 Communication, Disability, & Social Justice
  • ANTH 390 Race and Environmental Justice in the Americas
ETHICAL APPROACHES
  • POLS 317 Religion & Politics
  • PHIL 308 Liberation Philosophy
  • PHIL 370 Philosophy of Action
  • PHIL 375 Prisons & Punishment
  • PHIL 376 Philosophy of Social Justice
  • THRS 318 Religious Nonviolence & the Politics of Interpretation
  • THRS 361 Religion & the Environment
  • THRS 384 Religion & Nonviolence
  • THRS 390 Religious Ethics
  • THRS 404 Environmental Ethics
  • ENGL 370 Ethics, Writing, & Culture
  • INTD 350 Davies: Pondering Paradise: Contemporary Social Issues Through a Pacific Lens [preapproval required]
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
  • POLS 327 American Reformers & Revolutionaries
  • SOC 340 Social Change
  • SOC 350 Social Movements
  • SOC 351 Revolution & Reaction
  • SOC 390 Current Issues in Sociology
  • HIST 359 The Civil Rights Movement in History & Film
  • HIST 360 American Women & Political Activism
  • MS 407 Alternative Media & Social Change
  • COMS 364 Communication for Justice & Social Change
  • COMS 490 Rhetorics of Tolerance
  • THRS 220 Catholic Social Thought
  • THRS 322 Liberation Theology
  • THRS 327 Jews, Texts, & Social Justice
  • THRS 376 Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities
  • PASJ 205 Theater & Social Issues
INTERNSHIP (REQUIRED)
  • POLS 397 Fieldwork in Public Interest Organization
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology
  • ENVA 396 Environmental Studies Internship
  • BAIS 399 International Studies Internship

 

*Living Learning Community SL classes can count (please talk to PJS advisor)