Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (Minor)

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The Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies minor is designed to help students engage in critical examination of the origins and root causes of violence, social injustice and conflict; and to foster dialogue about the efficacy of nonviolent approaches to social change and peace-building. Students may develop a specific concentration of study within the minor curriculum. 

Course Requirements​

Distribution

There is a total of 24 credit hours required for the minor. 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two core courses from the following:8
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND PEACEBUILDING
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
CONFLICT: INTERVENTION, NEGOTIATION AND ADVOCACY
HUMAN RIGHTS: PROMISE AND PROBLEMATICS
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
PAX 250TOPICS: TOOLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 14
or PAX 251 TOPICS: TOOLS TO SUPPORT JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND PEACEBUILDING
Select one Seminar at the 300-level taken from the Seminar list under Major Requirements4
Select four credit hours of electives taken from the elective list under Major Requirements, or any PAX courses listed for the Major4
Select one of the following PJC program-approved community-based service learning courses or internship courses:4
COMMUNITIES WORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE: SERVICE IN CHICAGO AND THE U.S.
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
INTERNSHIP IN PEACE , JUSTICE, AND CONFLICT STUDIES
CRITICAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PRISON
MASCULINITY, JUSTICE AND LAW
LAW AND POLITICS: PRISON POLICIES AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
GOD, JUSTICE AND REDEMPTIVE ACTION
LIBERATION THEOLOGY: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY (selected sections)
HONORS SENIOR SEMINAR IN SERVICE LEARNING
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
LATINO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND LATINO FAMILIES
PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
URBAN POVERTY
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
POLITICAL ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
RELIGION AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
LIBERATION THEOLOGY
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
GENDER, COMMUNITY, AND ACTIVISM: COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING IN WGS
INTERNSHIP
WRITING AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Students majoring in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.