Peace and Justice Studies

Peace & Justice Studies

Peace & Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that builds on the College's remarkable resources in and commitment to this area of inquiry and practice. The program approaches Peace & Justice Studies from the broad perspective of promoting human dignity and respecting human rights, within both local and global contexts – contexts shaped by political, social, cultural, religious, and historical forces. Peace and justice are basic human goods. They are conditions of human flourishing and also indications of it. Peace & Justice Studies draws on the approaches and resources of many academic disciplines to enable people to work more effectively for peace and justice, to resist and overcome oppression and violence and to envision and build better human communities. While Peace & Justice Studies has a rich and growing body of theory and empirical research at its disposal, its goal is practical: the creation of more just and peaceful societies conducive to the fuller realization of human potential.

Peace and Justice Studies major

Students complete a total of 40 credits, at least 24 of which must be completed at St. Scholastica. At least 24 of these credits must be upper-division (3000 or higher). The minimum requirement for beginning the major is a 2.3 GPA. Students interested in majoring in PJS should consult with the program coordinator. The minimum grade for courses to count toward the major is C.

Required Courses (20 credits)

PJS 2101 Introduction to Peace & Justice Studies (4 credits), PJS 3101 Theologies of Peace and Justice (4 credits), PJS/GCL 3301 Human Rights (4 credits), PJS 4555 Peace & Justice Studies Practicum/Internship (may be met though HECUA or Washington Semester) (4 credits), PJS 4400 Capstone Seminar in Peace and Justice Studies (4 credits)

Elective Courses (20 additional credits)

Students choose their remaining credits from the options listed below.  At least eight credits should be upper-division. No more than 12 credits should be taken in the same department. In addition to the courses listed below, special topics courses in ECN, HIS, HON, PHL and SOC can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Peace & Justice Studies Major with the approval of the coordinator.

Students are strongly encouraged to include PSY 3331 Statistics or PSY 3330 Research Methods in their major. Other courses in quantitative analysis or research methods can be included with the permission of the coordinator.

Peace and Justice Studies minor

Students complete 22 credits, at least 16 of which must be completed at St. Scholastica. At least 12 of these credits must be upper-division credits (3000 or higher).

The minimum requirement for beginning the minor is a 2.3 GPA. Students interested in minoring in PJS should consult with the program coordinator. The minimum grade for courses to count toward the minor is C.

Required Courses (16 credits)

PJS 2101 Introduction to Peace & Justice Studies (4 credits)

PJS 3101 Theologies of Peace and Justice (4 credits) or

PJS/GCL 3301 Human Rights (4 credits), PJS 4555 Peace & Justice Studies Practicum/Internship (may be met though HECUA or Washington Semester) (4 credits), PJS 4400 Capstone Seminar in Peace & Justice Studies (4 credits)

Elective Courses (6 additional credits)

Students choose their remaining credits from the options listed below.  In addition to the courses listed below, special topics courses in ECN, HIS, HON, PHL and SOC can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Peace and Justice Studies Minor with the approval of the coordinator.

Students are strongly encouraged to include PSY 3331 Statistics or PSY 3330 Research Methods in their minor. Other courses in quantitative analysis or research methods can be included with the permission of the coordinator.

Director:  Dr. Thomas W. Morgan

Elective Courses in Peace and Justice Studies[1]

HECUA (up to 12 credits, including internship)
Washington Semester Program (up to 12 credits, including internship)
Other study-abroad courses or programs with coordinator approval (up to 12 credits)

BIO 1103 Current Environmental Topics

BIO 4170 Ecology

ECN 3335 Contemporary Healthcare Economic Systems

INS 1101 Introduction to American Indian Studies

INS/PHL 3301 American Indian Philosophy

INS 3320 American Indian Women

INS 4401 American Indian Law and Policy

INS/SWK 4415 American Indian Families

INS/SWK 4420 Human Behavior and the American Indian Community

GCL 1101 Introduction to Global, Cultural and Language Studies

GCL/HUM 2101 Cross-Cultural Understanding

GCL 2111 Migration, Diaspora, Identity

GCL 2201 Peaceful Resolution of International Conflicts

GCL/POL 3001 Politics of Globalization

GCL 3250 Voices of the Earth: Ecology and Indigenous Philosophy

GCL 3302 Europe Today

GCL/SPN 3303 The Other Americas

GCL/HIS 3307 Modern Latin American History

GCL 3401 Healthcare Across Cultures

GCL/POL 4402 Environmental Politics

GCL 4411 Strangers in Their Own Land

HSC/GER 2202 U.S. Healthcare System

HSC 3101 Health for All: A Global Perspective

HSC/TRS 3311 Religious Perspectives on Healthcare Ethics

HIS/WGS 2231 Cultural Anthropology

HIS/TRS 2320 Religion and Politics

HIS 3214 The World since 1945

HIS 3300 Russia: Kievan Beginnings to 1917

HIS 3301/GCL 3304 Russia since 1900

HIS 3310 U.S. Foreign Relations

HIS 3321 Women in U.S. History II

HIS/WGS 3325 African American History II

HIS 3327 U.S. Economic History

HIS/WGS 3350 Feminism and Globalization

HIS 3355 Islam and the Modern World

HIS 3356 History of Modern India

HON 1101 Literature of Social Change

HON 2125 Global Sociology

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HON 3010 Be the Change Seminar

HON 3020 Be the Change Practicum

HON 4600 Global Issues After 9/11

HON 4777 Global Poverty

HON 4885 The Holocaust

PHL 2205 Philosophy of Person

PHL 2223 Political Philosophy

PHL 3360 Philosophies of Feminism

POL 2280 Rethinking Religion and Culture after 9/11

PSY 3331 Statistics

PSY 3340 Psychology of Gender

PSY 3327 Social Psychology

PSY 3330 Research Methods

RUS/ENG/HON 2280 Russian Literature in Translation

SOC 1125 General Sociology

SOC 2433 Family and Society

SWK 3360 American Social Welfare Policy

SWK 3362 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SWK 3390 Understanding Immigration/Refugee Issues

TRS 1102 Sin, Suffering, Salvation

TRS 2101 Contemporary Moral Issues

TRS/WGS 2243 Women and Religion

TRS 2601 Religions of the World

TRS 4420 A History of Justice and Mercy

 

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[1] This list is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive.