Course Details

Peace and Social Justice Studies Minor

15 credits

Offered by the Peace and Social Justice Studies Council
Co-Chairs: Filiz Ruhm, Metasebia Woldemariam
Council: Gary A. McCool, Sheryl L. Shirley, Katherine M. Tardif

Peace and social justice may be the most important subjects of serious study in the 21st century. Ignorance of the conditions that promote and hinder the development of peace and social justice has led to oppression, civil conflict, and war. This subject—including human rights, economics and society equality, global poverty, militarization, climate change, and conflict resolution—is everybody’s business, not merely that of the generals, government leaders or the global elite. This minor, which allows students to select courses from a wide interdisciplinary array of choices, will inform and empower students to make a difference for peace and social justice in our world today.



Gateway Course - complete one of the following 3
CM 2910 Human Communication and Conflict
PO 1030 World Politics (GACO)
PODI 1055 Humanitarianism: Working in the Global Community (PPDI)
PODI 1100 Citizen Politics (SSDI)
Upper-level Courses - complete two of the following: 6
CJ 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO) (INCO)
CM 3480 Global Perspectives in the Media (GACO)
IS 3560 Philosophical Perspectives on War and Peace (GACO) (INCO)
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO)
PO 3250 Model United Nations (GACO) (INCO)
PY 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO) (INCO)
PY 3560 Philosophical Perspectives on War and Peace (GACO) (INCO)
Domestic Issues - complete one of the following: 3
AN 3900 Applied Anthropology
CJDI 1020 The Individual and the Law (SSDI)
IS 3470 Women in Contemporary American Culture (INCO)
IS 4370 Hispanic Culture in the United States (DICO) (INCO)
LLDI 2020 Queer Language, Culture, and Identity (DICO) (SSDI)
PS 3030 Social Psychology
PYDI 1050 Building a Civil Society (SSDI)
PYDI 1130 Ethics and Everyday Life (SSDI)
PY 3345 Military Ethics (GACO)
PY 3720 Philosophy of Law (DICO) (INCO)
SO 3060 Social Problems
Global Issues - complete one of the following: 3
HIDI 1450 Roots of Current Global Conflicts (PPDI)
PODI 1040 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (PPDI)
PODI 1050 Global Problems, Power and Politics (SSDI)
PO 3300 Latin American Politics (GACO) (WRCO)
PO 3350 Women in World Politics
PO 3500 Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (GACO) (INCO)
SO 3160 Women in World Development

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.