Peace and Justice Studies (PAX)

Courses

PAX 200   INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE   3 Units

Introduction to Peace and Social Justice teaches an interdisciplinary approach to understanding peace -- as more than the absence of war. It explores mulitple ways to create the conditions where social justice can flourish from global to local levels. Themes: non-violence, conflict resolution, human rights, environmental sustainability, and social inequallity
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF GENED 120, GENED 130 OR GENED 140
CROSS-LISTED: PAX 200, POLISCI 200, SOCIOLGY

PAX 375   RESTORATIVE JUSTICE   3 Units

This course offers an overview of Restorative Justice including a consideration of definitions, cultural roots, theoretical orgins, key principles, models and practices, global conflicts and peaceful resolutions, controversial issues, and future directions. The course also provides a critical assessment of the potential of Restorative Justice as well as its limitations.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: PAX 375 AND SOCIOLGY 375

PAX 488   SPECIAL TOPICS IN PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE   3 Units

The Capstone Special Topics teaches interdisciplinary analytical approaches to peace and social justice. Based on the sponsoring department, the topics under investigation will vary. Students will learn peace-building skills through theoretical and practical exercises and active participation in the face of fundamental environmental, economic and human crises.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PAX 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

PAX 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

PAX 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable

PAX 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

PAX 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable