Peace and Social Justice Studies Minor

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

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.

Course Title Credits
Gateway Course
Complete one of the following:3
Human Communication and Conflict
World Politics (GACO)
Humanitarianism: Working in the Global Community (PPDI)
Citizen Politics (SSDI)
Upper-level Courses
Complete two of the following:6
Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO,INCO)
Global Perspectives in the Media (GACO)
Philosophical Perspectives on War and Peace (GACO,INCO)
Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO,INCO)
Model United Nations (GACO,INCO)
Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO,INCO)
Philosophical Perspectives on War and Peace (GACO,INCO)
Domestic Issues
Complete one of the following:3
The Individual and the Law (SSDI)
Women in Contemporary American Culture (INCO)
Hispanic Culture in the United States (DICO,INCO)
Queer Language, Culture, and Identity (DICO,SSDI)
Social Psychology
Building a Civil Society (SSDI)
Ethics and Everyday Life (SSDI)
Military Ethics (GACO)
Philosophy of Law (DICO,INCO)
Social Problems
Global Issues
Complete one of the following:3
Roots of Current Global Conflicts (PPDI)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (PPDI)
Global Problems, Power and Politics (SSDI)
Latin American Politics (GACO,INCO)
Women in World Politics
Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (GACO,INCO)
Total Credits15