Peace and Justice Studies (PJST)

PJST 1800. Internship. (1 Credit)

A proctored internship in a peace-focused or justice-focused organization, with approval of program director. This fulfills one of the two experiential learning requirements for the minor.

PJST 3110. Introduction to Peace and Justice. (4 Credits)

This course introduces students a wide variety of theories and applications within the field of Peace and Justice Studies -- surveying insights from fields such as political science, international relations, criminal justice, psychology, religion, gender studies, economics, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, the fine arts and others. This class is intended to be interactive and participatory in nature. The course includes readings, lectures, class discussions, games, case studies, role plays, training exercises and simulations; students examine a range of conflict intervention options and are able to evaluate the relative strengths and disadvantages of a variety of skills and techniques. Each week of the class explores a dominant theme and branch of research in this wide and diverse discipline, which provides a foundation for further investigation and engagement in the field. The class builds the capacity analyze and intervene in a variety of conflicts at an interpersonal, organizational, neighborhood, state, national and international level. In particular, students learn how and why various conflict interventions succeed or fail depending on contextual factors. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ASSC, INST, ISIN, PJIN, POSC.

PJST 3200. Environmental Justice. (4 Credits)

This course focuses on the environmental justice movement in the United States and internationally. Environmental justice is defined as the equitable distribution of environmental burdens and benefits among racial and socioeconomic groups and among developed and developing countries. Issues such as pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, industrial agriculture, food security, urban sprawl, and public health are treated. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, BESN, BIOE, ENMI, ENST, EPLE, ESEJ, ESEL, ESPL, INST, PJEN, POAP, URST.

PJST 4200. Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking. (4 Credits)

This course focuses on interdisciplinary theories in peace and justice studies regarding conflict resolution and peacemaking in our contemporary globalized world. Conflicts between and within countries, and options for intervention, will be studied. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ASSC, HPSE, HUST, INST, IPE, IRST, ISIN, PJCP, PJCR, POIP, POSC.

PJST 4999. Tutorial. (1 to 4 Credits)

Independent research and reading with supervision from a faculty member.