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Course Requirements for the Major

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For the PJS Major, a total of 11 courses (8 core and 3 electives) are required:

Introductory

PJS 001 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies (offered every semester)

Core Courses
One class must be taken from each category A-E.

  1. War and Peace
    • SOC 120 Sociology of War and Peace
    • PS 61 Introduction to International Relations
    • ANTH 25 Anthropology of War and Peacemaking
    • PS 170 Understanding Civil Wars: Internal Wars & International Responses
  2. Justice
    • SOC 130 Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality
    • PHIL 141 Global Justice
    • ANTH 185-08 After Violence: Truth, Justice and Social Repair
    • ENG 160 Environmental Justice and World Literature
    • PJS 150-01 Introduction to Social Justice
    • PJS 150-06 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in the Middle East
    • PJS 150-07 Race, Ethnicity and US Africa Policy
    • PJS 150-10 Introduction to Human Rights
  3. Violence and Peace in Culture
    • PJS/ED 164 Education for Peace and Justice
    • FAH 002 Art History from 1700 to the Present
    • ENG 0191-05 War and American Values
    • ANTH 149-07 Practices and Politics of Knowledge in the Middle East
    • HIST 93 The Black Power Movement
    • PJS/PS 121 Political Culture in Comparative Perspective
    • PHIL 91 War and Terrorism
    • PJS 150-03 Genocide
    • PJS 150-03 Interventions in Africa: Violence & Technologies of Repair
    • PJS 150-06/RUS/ILVS/WL 91 War Stories
    • PJS 150-08 Peace Implementation in Bosina
    • PJS 150-09 Black Panther Party
  4. Conflict Resolution
    • PJS 50 Introduction to Conflict Resolution
    • PJS 131/UEP 130 Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution
  5. Creating Social Change
    • PJS/SOC 111 Making Social Change Happen: Grassroots Organizing and Community Activism
    • PJS/SOC 135 Social Movements
    • PJS/CH 109 Community Action and Social Movements in Public Health
    • PJS/ANTH 27 Human Rights in Cultural Context
    • PJS/HIST 128 Civil Rights Movement
    • PJS 150-02 Telling the Climate Justice Story
    • PJS 150-04/CD 143 Arts, Resilience and Social Justice
    • PJS 150-07 The Arab Spring

Advanced

  • PJS 099 Internship in Social Change Organizations
  • PJS 190 Integrative Seminar in Peace, Justice, and Social Change
  • PJS 198 Senior Thesis (May be used to replace one of required three electives. Note: students undertaking a thesis must still complete PJS 190 senior seminar)

Three electives on a particular theme will be chosen in consultation with a PJS advisor.


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