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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

    Minors offered: Peace and Justice   

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    The purpose of the Peace and Justice Major is to prepare students for entry level positions in peace and social justice related governmental and non-governmental organizations. In addition, the major provides a foundation for students desiring graduate education in international relations, conflict resolution, and peace and justice studies. The interdisciplinary course of study, grounded in the social sciences, emphasizes nonviolent solutions to conflict and injustice, strategies for building communities at peace with justice, and reconciliation post conflict. The curriculum addresses peace and justice from the individual, group, and international levels and prepares graduates with conflict resolution and social organizing skills to be constructive agents of social change.

     

      


    Requirements for a B.A. in Peace and Justice

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    PHL 379A CORE: Principles of Justice  
    PHL 242 Applied Ethics  
    THL 203 The Gospels  
    THL 235 Christian Morality  
    PHL 150 Theories of Ethics and PHL 242 Applied Ethics  
       
    Required Core Courses:  
    PJU 379B CORE: Peace and Justice: Catholic Social Teachings 3*
    PJU 279G CORE: Interpersonal Negotiation & Mediation 3*
    POL 360 Seminar: International Politics 3*
    POL 379A CORE: War& Peace: International Law and Organization 3*
    SOC 279B CORE: Nonviolent Social Change 3*
    SOC 379B CORE: Global Ethnic Relations 3*
    SOC 379C CORE: Causes of Collective Violence 3*
    SOC 352 Research Methods 3*
    PJU 497 Internship in Peace and Justice 3*
    PJU 479 CORE: International Conflict Management/Seminar 3*
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    SOC 379A CORE: Poverty & Development Seminar  
    POL 279A CORE: Environmental Values and Policymaking  
       
    Required Correlatives:  
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    POL 101 Great Issues in Politics 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
       
    Total Credits Required 45
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

      


    Requirements for a Minor in Peace and Justice

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites           
    Credits
       
    PJU 279G CORE: Interpersonal Negotiations & Mediation 3
    PJU 379B CORE: Peace and Justice: Catholic Social Teachings 3
    SOC 279B CORE: Nonviolent Social Change 3
    SOC 379B CORE: Global Ethnic Relations 3
    SOC 379C CORE: Causes of Collective Violence 3
    POL 360 Seminar: International Politics 3
       
    Total Credits Required 18

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