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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 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 (offered every semester)
  • EPIIC - Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (yearlong class offered every year through The Institute for Global Learning)

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

  1. War and Peace
    • SOC 0120 – Sociology of War and Peace (F2016)
    • PS 0061 – Introduction to International Relations (F2017)
    • ANTH 0025 – Anthropology of War and Peacemaking (S2014)
    • PS 0170 – Understanding Civil Wars: Internal Wars and Response (S2016)
    • PHIL 0045-01 – War and Terrorism (S2015)
    • HIST 0209 – War & Society in Middle East (F2017)
    • PS 0172 – U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East (F2016)
    • PS 188-06 – Topics in International Relations: Gender and Conflict in IR (F2017)
    • PS 0138-01 – Political Violence in State and Society (S2017)
    • PS 0160 – Force, Strategy, Arms Control (Political Science Methodology Heavy) (S2017)
    • PS 0167 – Studies in War and Empire (S2017)
    • PS 0189-45 – Seminar in International Relations: World Wars and Nation States (Advanced Seminar) (F2016)
    • PS 0170 – Understanding Civil Wars: Internal Conflict and International Response (S2016)
    • HIST 0001 – International Relations: Historical Perspective (F2017)
    • HIST 0037 – Civil War, Race, and Reconstruction (F2017)
    • HIST 0059 – Continent in Conflict, Europe 1914-2000 (F2017)
  2. Justice
    • SOC 0130 – Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality (F2017)
    • PHIL 0141 – Global Justice (S2017)
    • ANTH 0185-08 – After Violence: Truth, Justice, and Social Repair (F2011)
    • ENG 0160 – Environmental Justice and World Literature (S2017)
    • PJS **** – Introduction to Social Justice (S2016)
    • PJS 0150-06 – Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in the Middle East (S2013)
    • PJS 0150-10 – Introduction to Human Rights (S2016)
    • PS 0188-23 – Race, Ethnicity and US Africa Policy (S2016)
    • PS 0188-19 – Topics in International Relations: Human Rights and American Foreign Policy (F2016)
    • PS 0021 – Introduction to Comparative Politics (F2017)
    • PS 0149 – Contemporary Political Theory (F2017)
    • PHIL 0043-01 – Justice, Equality, and Liberty (S2018)
    • PS 0042 – Western Political Thought (S2018)
    • PHIL 0123-01 – Philosophy of Law (S2018)
  3. Violence and Peace in Culture
    • ED 0164 – Education for Peace and Justice (F2017)
    • FAH 002 – Art History from 1700 to the Present (S2017)
    • HIST 0093 – The Black Power Movement (F2016)
    • PS 0121 – Political Culture in Comparative Perspective (F2017)
    • HIST 0010 – Colonialism in Global Perspective (F2017)
    • PHIL 0045 – War and Terrorism (S2015)
    • PJS 0150-03 – Genocide (F2017)
    • HIST 0112 – Angola and Mozambique: From Liberation to Humanitarian Crises (F2017)
    • EXP 0057 – VS War Stories - 'Grunt Lit,' Hollywood, and the Making of the U.S. Military (F2017)
    • PS 0138-01 – Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Oil and Energy (F2017)
    • PS 0188-04 – Gender Issues in World Politics (S2017)
    • HIST 0115 – Revolution In Latin America: Mexico and Cuba (F2017)
    • HIST 0116 – Revolution in Central and South America (F2017)
  4. Conflict Resolution
    • PJS 0150 – Introduction to Conflict Resolution (S2017)
    • PHIL 0024-01 – Intro to Ethics (S2018)
    • UEP 0130-01 – Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution (F2017)
    • PHIL 0121 – Ethical Theory (2 previous philosophy classes required)
    • PS 0188-01 – Human Rights and American Foreign Policy (S2017)
    • PHIL 0197-01 – Ethics, Law, & Society
    • PS 0188-06 – Race and US Africa Policy (S2017)
  5. Creating Social Change
    • OC 0111 – Making Social Change Happen: Grassroots Organizing and Community Activism (F2017)
    • SOC 0135 – Social Movements (F2017)
    • CH 0109 – Community Action and Social Movements in Public Health (F2017)
    • ANTH 0027 – Human Rights in Cultural Context (F2016)
    • HIST 0128 – Civil Rights Movement (F2017)
    • PS 0003 – First Year Tutorial on American Government: Nonprofits and Civil Society (F2017)
    • CD 0143-01 – Arts, Resilience and Social Justice (F2016)
    • PJS 0150-07 – The Arab Spring

Advanced

  • PJS 0099 – Internship in Social Change (F2017)
  • PJS 0190 – Integrative Seminar in Peace, Justice, and Social Change (S2017)
  • 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 (S2018)
  • EXP-0075-XF – Advanced Digital Media (S2018)

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


PJS Major Application >
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