Peace and Justice Studies Minor Requirements

The Peace and Justice minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding peace as the cumulative goal of conflict resolution and transformation. Alternatives to war and dehumanization are taught and modeled for how individuals, organizations, and governments promote peace and justice from interpersonal to global contexts. Through coursework and experiential learning students are encouraged to become active participants and leaders in creating strategies for achieving and sustaining non-violence, human rights, environmental and social justice. The primary goal of this minor is to prepare students for careers in teaching, IGO's and NGO's, both in the private and public sectors.

Minor Requirements - 21 units
PAX 200INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE3
or POLISCI 200 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
or SOCIOLGY 200 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
PAX 488SPECIAL TOPICS IN PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (or other approved 400-level course)3
Five elective courses to bring total units to 21 choosen from:15
COMMUNICATION CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DV)(GS)
ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION (DV)
NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES (GS)
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
CULTURAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
TOPICS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)
ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, 1900-PRESENT
INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL LAW
BLACK POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT (DV)
PEACE STUDIES: CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
RELIGIOUS ETHICS (GH)
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV)(GS)
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
RACIAL & ETHNIC INEQUALITY: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY (DV)(GE)
Relevant special topics courses may be personalized into this area.
Minimum twelve units of upper-level (300 or 400) coursework required including PAX 488.
Total Units21