2014-2015 Catalog


Peace and Social Justice Studies Minor

Degree Requirements

The minor in Peace and Social Justice Studies requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Courses

PSJ 100Fnd of Peace & Social Justice

1 Course Credit

or

PSJ 113Mediation & Negotiation (COM)

1 Course Credit

PSJ 205Peace/Justice:Theory/Practice

1 Course Credit

Required PSJ Distribution Courses

Three (3) additional elective course credits, one chosen from each of three different categories:

Area I: Building Peace

In order to build peaceful and just systems and societies, these courses examine the dynamics of human communication and political structures.
COM 206Interpersonal Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 207Intercultural Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 305/AFR 305Interracial Communication(AFR)

1 Course Credit

PSJ 305Conflict Transformation

1 Course Credit

PSC 250International Relations

1 Course Credit

PSC 351International Organizations

1 Course Credit

PSC 355Foreign Policy Analysis

1 Course Credit

COM 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

COM 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSC 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSJ 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSJ 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

SOC 395Internship

1/2 to 3 Course Credits

SOC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

Area II: Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

These courses emphasize conditions for a just and sustainable peace, distribution of power, status and resources in society and how issues of discrimination affect the vulnerable populations and how advocates can work in the political arena, including access to food and clean drinking water, education for women and children, economics structures and systems address poverty, ways societies have thought about and portrayed women, and the impact these views have had on women's roles in society, and other human rights (positive peace).
COM 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

COM 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

ECO 341Economic Dev:Theory & Appl

1 Course Credit

MAT 108/MAT 101Environ Issue:Math Model Appr

1 Course Credit

REL 126Poverty and Justice

1 Course Credit

PSC 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSJ 210Diversity and Social Justice

1 Course Credit

PSJ 225/AFR 225/APS 225/SENS 225Envr Justice(AFR/APS/SENS/WGS)

1 Course Credit

PSJ 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSJ 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

SOC 223Soci Stratification & Inequal

1 Course Credit

SOC 341Soc of Dev & Social Change

1 Course Credit

SOC 395Internship

1/2 to 3 Course Credits

SOC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

WGS 127Riding the Waves of Feminism

1 Course Credit

Area III: Religious, Philosophical and Cultural Influences on Peace

These courses offer tools for thinking about justice and injustice through the lens of religious and philosophical modes of reflection on contemporary issues that impact class, race, ethnic and gender groups, and thorough ethical discernment that is informed by both social theory (i.e., analysis of class, race and gender systems) and religious and philosophical traditions, help students explore the connections between the philosophical theories they read and the societal problems they witness. 
AFR 132/SOC 132Intro to Race in America (SOC)

1 Course Credit

APS 330/SOC 330Comm Analysis:Appal Case(SOC)

1 Course Credit

COM 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

COM 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

EDS 349Education and Culture

1 Course Credit

GST 235Intro to Behavioral Sciences

1 Course Credit

PSC 207/PHI 207Human Rights, Intl Law (PHI)

1 Course Credit

PSC 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSJ 395Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

PSJ 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits

REL 218/PSJ 218Voices of Nonviolence

1 Course Credit

SOC 330/APS 330Comm Analysis:Appal Case(APS)

1 Course Credit

SOC 395Internship

1/2 to 3 Course Credits

SOC 495Internship

1 to 3 Course Credits