Peace and Justice Studies Minor
The minor requires six courses and two further credits linked to experiential learning:
|PJST 3110||INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND JUSTICE||4|
Or any of the following courses
|PEACE, JUSTICE, AND THE MEDIA|
|HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT|
|WAR AND PEACE: JUST WAR THEORY|
|WAR AND PEACE|
|SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF PEACE|
|SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY|
|ETHICAL ISSUES IN JUSTICE|
|GLOBAL CONFLICT: WARS/RELIGION|
|GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS|
|WORKS OF MERCY/WORK FOR JUSTICE|
|THEOLOGIES OF LIBERATION|
|Select four electives 1||16|
|Select one of the following: 2|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION|
|CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND JUSTICE CREATION|
|Select two credits in experiential learning||2|
Any course with the PJST attribute code (or PJST 4999) may qualify for this requirement. Ideally these should include at least one peace-focused course and one justice-focused course. Students should select these electives in consultation with the program adviser.
Or similar approved capstone course on social justice movements and conflict resolution.
Experiential learning: two credits (experience outside the classroom and beyond the University). Such credits may be earned by participating in:
- an Integrated Service Learning course (all students involved in service work)
- Dorothy Day Center Interdisciplinary Seminar with service (one credit add-on to course)
- approved Global Outreach trips, Casa de la Solidaridad program (El Salvador), Ubuntu program (South Africa), or other approved study abroad (e.g., CIEE Capetown)
- a Day Center workshop, such as “Undoing Racism,” or Ignatian Teach-In trip
- an approved internship in a community or non-governmental organization (one credit PJST 1800 INTERNSHIP)
- an approved social innovation practicum or internship with peace and/or justice links.
Two of these experiential options involve formal course credit. Option (2) involves a one credit service-learning course added on to a regular course (whose instructor proctors the one-credit); the student normally writes a paper on the implications of her or his experience with social justice issues and problems of peacemaking. Option (5) requires signing up with a faculty mentor to proctor a one-credit or two-credit tutorial in conjunction with the internship; for the course credit, the student writes a paper on his/her work and the significance of the organization where the internship takes place. Students participating in other activities not involving formal credit should consult with the program director.
The peace and justice studies minor is available to students in Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.