Peace and Justice Studies Minor

The minor requires six courses and two further credits linked to experiential learning:

Course Title Credits
Required Course
PJST 3110INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND JUSTICE4
Or any of the following courses
PEACE, JUSTICE, AND THE MEDIA
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT
WAR AND PEACE: JUST WAR THEORY
CIVIL RIGHTS
WAR AND PEACE
UNITED NATIONS
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
Electives
Select four electives 116
Capstone
Select one of the following: 2
COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION
CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND JUSTICE CREATION
CONFLICT ANALYSIS/RESOLUTION
Experiential Learning
Select two credits in experiential learning2

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning: two credits (experience outside the classroom and beyond the University). Such credits may be earned by participating in:

  1. an Integrated Service Learning course (all students involved in service work)
  2. Dorothy Day Center Interdisciplinary Seminar with service (one credit add-on to course)
  3. approved Global Outreach trips, Casa de la Solidaridad program (El Salvador), Ubuntu program (South Africa), or other approved study abroad (e.g., CIEE Capetown)
  4. a Day Center workshop, such as “Undoing Racism,” or Ignatian Teach-In trip
  5. an approved internship in a community or non-governmental organization (one credit PJST 1800 INTERNSHIP)
  6. 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. 

Availability

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.