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Courses in the program:
  • Focus on the causes of war, violence, and oppression.
  • Foster awareness of how conflict can be resolved without recourse to violence.
  • Create a positive sense of social responsibility, and awareness of issues of justice, human rights, and ethics.
  • Build skills in conflict analysis and resolution.

    *Either Introduction to Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution (PJCR 100) or Introduction to Peace and Justice (SOCI/PJCR 222)

      3 credit hours

    * Four electives (12 credit hours) of which at least two courses must be at the 300-level or above, and at least one of which must include an international or comparative perspective

    * Total of 15 credit hours

    * Substitution of One Non-Cross-listed Course for Credit toward the Minor:  Students may petition the PJCR Steering Committee to substitute one course not cross-listed with the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution program (PJCR).  The course should have identifiable content devoted to conflict resolution and/or peace and justice studies, and the student must be able to do a significant project or assignment based within these fields.  The student must submit a short proposal to the Steering Committee by midterm of the semester in which the course is taken, explaining how the student plans to fulfill the requirement.  This proposal must be approved and signed by the instructor.

    * Directed Readings:  Students may seek permission from the PJCR Steering Committee to take no more than one directed reading for PJCR credit.

   * Credit for Courses in the Student’s Major:  Up to one course per major or another minor from the list of PJCR courses, or a course approved by petition, may also count toward the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution minor.

Recent cross-listed courses include:

Introduction to Peace and Justice; Social Movements; The Psychology of Peace and Conflict; War in Film and Literature  ; Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Justice; The Arab-Israeli Conflict; Human Rights: Politics and Policy; War and Peace in the Christian Tradition; War in the Pre-Modern Era; Ethnicity, Politics, and Policy; Theories of Conflict; International Conflict:  Mediation and Negotiation.