The Peace and Justice Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to help shape a more just and peaceful world. Courses familiarize students with the major ideas, concepts, and theories of peace and justice; detailed knowledge of problems, issues and challenges such as poverty, racism, and war; and various approaches to solutions.
Courses for the minor (5):
- A minor in Peace & Justice Studies consists of 5 courses
- There are two required courses: PJ 101 - Introduction to Peace and Justice and PJ 301 - Theories of Peace and Justice
- Of the 3 electives, at least one normally comes from courses we have called Descriptive (those that primarily involve the empirical study of economic, political, social, and cultural realities of society, and the historical events that produce them. See above) and at least one normally comes from courses we have called Normative/Theoretical (those that primarily use models and theories to draw conclusions from past and present experience. They usually involve a moral judgment on existing societies; study of alternative possibilities; and analysis of the moral values at stake. See above).
- The remaining elective is a free elective, but normally should be a course from the Descriptive list, the Normative/Theoretical list, or PJ 302 (Conflict Resolution). See the above list of acceptable courses.
- No more than two elective courses may be taken from the same department.