Minor in Peace and Justice Studies

The Peace and Justice Studies Program enables students to examine impediments to peace and justice-such as militarism, repression, violence, racism, sexism, underdevelopment and environmental decay-as well as study ideas, strategies, social movements, and theological and philosophical approaches that seek to build a just and peaceful society.

Requirements

20 units

The minor requires completion of five courses, including an internship/fieldwork course. These may be double-counted and triple-counted for major and core requirements.

Requirements Checklist: Peace and Justice Studies Minor

Introductory (1 course)

  • POLS 353 Politics of War and Peace

Electives (12 units - 3 courses)

Choose one course (4 units) in three of the following four categories:

Peace and Conflict

  • POLS 341 Nonviolence in Theory and Practice
  • POLS 350 International Law and Organizations
  • POLS 351 Global Conflict Resolution
  • POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLS 381 Feminist International Relations
  • POLS 392 Diplomacy and Colonialism and Empire
  • SOC 227 Violence in Society
  • SOC 333 Nationalism and Citizenship
  • SOC 390 Religious Conflicts Change
  • HIST 341 Feast and Famine: A History of Food
  • HIST 386 History of U.S.-China Relations
  • MS 204 Media, Stereotyping, and Violence
  • MS 350 Human Rights and Film
  • SPAN 445 Cultures in Contact and Conflict Christians, Muslims and Jesus in Pre-Modern Spain
  • ENVA 360 International Environmental Politics
  • ENVA 367 Environmental Justice
  • ENVA 390 Climate Change Denial
  • ENVA 390 Global Environmental Politics
  • THRS 380 Social Justice & the Israeli-Pal Conflict
  • COMS 375 Intl Conflict & Alliance Bldg
  • BAIS 305 Global Network: Consumption & Ecology
  • BAIS 390 Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

Social and Economic Justice

  • ANTH 390 Race and Environmental Justice in the Americas
  • ECON 230 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 372 Economic Development
  • ECON 473 Development Microeconomics
  • ECON 476 / ECON 676 Natural Resource Economics and Development Policy
  • ECON 690 Development Economics Seminar
  • POLS 322 Politics of American Justice
  • POLS 345 Global Economic Justice
  • POLS 348 Politics and Development in Africa
  • POLS 352 / BAIS 352 Human Rights and Global Change
  • POLS 392 Urban Food Policy
  • SOC 226 Social Problems Summer
  • SOC 302 Global Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC 304 U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC 322 Resistance to Corporate Globalization Martin Baro Rhetoric
  • SOC 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity
  • COMS 204 Communication & Culture
  • COMS 337 Rhetorics of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
  • COMS 372 Communication, Disability, and Social Justice
  • HIST 195 FYS: Global Food History
  • MS 390 Civic Media    
  • MS 414 Undoing Gender
  • MS 490 HON: Human Rights Film Festival

Ethical Approaches

  • POLS 317 Religion and Politics
  • PHIL 195 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 203 Social and Philosophy
  • PHIL 308 Liberation Philosophy
  • PHIL 370 Philosophy of Action
  • PHIL 375 Prisons and Punishment
  • PHIL 376 Philosophy of Social Justice
  • THRS 305 Feminist Theology from the Third World
  • THRS 318 Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation
  • THRS 361 Religion and the Environment
  • THRS 384 Religion and Nonviolence
  • THRS 390 Religious Ethics: The Good Life
  • THRS 390 Forgiving the Unforgivable
  • THRS 390 Christian Forgiveness
  • THRS 390 Ethics: Islamic Feminist  
  • THRS 390 Ethics: Race & Religion: Americas
  • THRS 390 Ethics: Human Rights
  • THRS 390 Religious Ethics
  • THRS 404 Environmental Ethics
  • THRS 404 Environmental Ethics
  • ENGL 370 Ethics, Writing, and Culture
  • ANTH 390 Law and Culture
  • INTD 350 Davies Sem

Social and Movements

  • POLS 327 American Reformers and Revolutionaries
  • POLS 328 Politics of Theories in America
  • SOC 340 Social Change
  • SOC 350 Social Movements
  • SOC 351 Revolution and Reaction
  • SOC 390 Current Issues in Sociology
  • SOC 390 Sociology of Human Rights
  • HIST 259 The Civil Rights Movement in History and Film
  • HIST 358 Women in U.S. History
  • HIST 360 American Women and Political Activism
  • THRS 220 Catholic Social Thought
  • THRS 322 Liberation Theology
  • THRS 327 Social Justice, Activism, and Jews
  • THRS 404 Environmental Ethics
  • PASJ 205 Theater and Social Issues
  • COMS 335 Rhetoric of Social Movements
  • COMS 364 Communication for Justice and Social Change
  • MS 319  LGBT Cinema   
  • MS 407 Alternative Media and Social Change
  • MS 409 International/Global Media

Internship (1 course)

  • POLS 397 Fieldwork in Public Interest Organizations
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology
  • ENVA 396 Environmental Studies Internship
  • BAIS 396 International Internship

 

*Erasmus students fulfill TWO of FIVE required courses for the minor, one under Social and Economic Justice and one under Ethical Approaches. To claim the minor contact the PJS chair or stop by the program office.

* Davies Seminar and Global Service-Learning Sustainable Development Seminar often times fulfill a requirement for the minor as well. For approval, please contact the PJS Chair.