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Course Requirements for the Major

For the PJS Major, a total of 11 courses are required. The distribution is of the courses is as follows:

  • 1 Introductory Course: PJS 0001, CVS 0020, or EPIIC
  • 5 Core Courses: 1 from each category A-E
  • PJS 0099: Internship in Social Change
  • PJS 0190: Integrative Seminar in Peace, Justice, and Social Change
  • 3 Elective Courses on a particular theme, to be chosen in consultation with a PJS advisor

The classes listed below are a sampling of pre-approved non-elective classes from previous semesters.

Introductory

  • PJS 0001: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
  • EPIIC: Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship – "Migration in a Turbulent World" (Yearlong class offered every year through The Institute for Global Learning)
  • CVS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies

Core Courses

  1. War and Peace

    • ANTH 0025: Anthropology of War and Peacemaking
    • HIST 0001: International Relations: Historical Perspective
    • HIST 0037: Civil War, Race, and Reconstruction
    • HIST 0059:Continent in Conflict, Europe 1914-2000
    • HIST 0209: War & Society in Middle East
    • PHIL 0045-01: War and Terrorism
    • PS 0061: Introduction to International Relations
    • PS 0138-01: Political Violence in State and Society
    • PS 0160: Force, Strategy, Arms Control (Political Science Methodology Heavy)
    • PS 0167: Studies in War and Empire
    • PS 0170: Understanding Civil Wars: Internal Conflict and International Response
    • PS 0172: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
    • PS 0189-45: Seminar in International Relations: World Wars and Nation States (Advanced Seminar)
    • PS 188-06: Topics in International Relations: Gender and Conflict in IR
    • SOC 0011: Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
    • SOC 0120: Sociology of War and Peace

  2. Justice

    • ANTH 0185-08: After Violence: Truth, Justice, and Social Repair
    • CVS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies
    • ED 0167-01: Critical Race Theory
    • ENG 0160: Environmental Justice and World Literature
    • ENG 0176: Earth Matters: American Literature & Environment
    • PHIL 0043-01: Justice, Equality, and Liberty
    • PHIL 0123-01: Philosophy of Law
    • PHIL 0141: Global Justice
    • PJS ****: Introduction to Social Justice
    • PJS 0150-06: Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in the Middle East
    • PJS 0150-10: Introduction to Human Rights
    • PS 0021: Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • PS 0042: Western Political Thought
    • PS 0149: Contemporary Political Theory
    • PS 0188-03: Topics in International Relations: Freedom of Religion, Conscience and Belief - America‚Äôs Role in Defending the First Freedom Abroad
    • PS 0188-19: Topics in International Relations: Human Rights and American Foreign Policy
    • PS 0188-23: Race, Ethnicity and US Africa Policy
    • SOC 0130: Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality

  3. Violence and Peace in Culture

    • ANTH 0168: Anthropology of Colonialism
    • PJS0164 / ED 0164: Education for Peace and Justice
    • EXP 0057-VS War Stories: "Grunt Lit", Hollywood, and the Making of the U.S. Military
    • FAH 002: Art History from 1700 to the Present
    • HIST 0010: Colonialism in Global Perspective
    • HIST 0033: African Americans in U.S. History to 1865
    • HIST 0093: The Black Power Movement
    • HIST 0093: North America: Our Road to DACA and the Wall: JFK's Nation of Immigrants
    • HIST 0112: Angola and Mozambique: From Liberation to Humanitarian Crises
    • HIST 0115: Revolution In Latin America: Mexico and Cuba
    • HIST 0116: Revolution in Central and South America
    • PJS 0150: Genocide
    • PJS 0075: War Stories
    • PS 0013: Sophomore Seminar: Race and Class in American Politics (James Glaser)
    • PS 0121: Political Culture in Comparative Perspective
    • PS 0138: Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Oil and Energy
    • PS 0188-04: Gender Issues in World Politics

  4. Conflict Resolution

    • PHIL 0024-01: Intro to Ethics
    • PHIL 0197-01: Ethics, Law, & Society
    • PJS 0150: Introduction to Conflict Resolution
    • PS 0188-01: Human Rights and American Foreign Policy
    • PS 0188-06: Race and US Africa Policy
    • PJS 0131 / UEP 0130: Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution

  5. Creating Social Change

    • ANTH 0027: Human Rights in Cultural Context
    • CD 0143-01: Arts, Resilience and Social Justice
    • CH 0109: Community Action and Social Movements in Public Health
    • HIST 0128: Civil Rights Movement
    • OC 0111: Making Social Change Happen: Grassroots Organizing and Community Activism
    • PJS 0050-01: Science and Civic Action
    • PJS 0050-02: Dialogue, Identity, and Civic Action
    • PJS 0150: The Arab Spring
    • PS 0003: First Year Tutorial on American Government: Nonprofits and Civil Society
    • SOC 0135: Social Movements

Advanced:

  • PJS 0099: Internship in Social Change
  • PJS 0190: Integrative Seminar in Peace, Justice, and Social Change
  • PJS 0198: Senior Thesis (May be used to replace one of required three elective. Note: Students undertaking a thesis must still complete PJS 0190 senior seminar)
  • PNDP EX 0051 XS: Advanced Documentary Studies
  • EXP-0075-XF: Advanced Digital Media

NOTE: Courses in red text indicate that departmental approval is pending.