Peace and Justice Studies Minor

For a 15-credit minor in Peace and Justice Studies, students complete the following:

PO 0115Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice3
Select three electives from the University curriculum chosen in consultation with the director of the minor9
PJ 0398Capstone Research Seminar3
Total Credits15

Students pursuing a peace and justice studies minor may also elect PJ 0298 Internship in Advocacy and Community Organizing. This internship provides students in the minor with the opportunity to understand, through direct participation, how citizens organize to empower their communities and promote policies that will benefit them. Interns are often placed with community organizations in the greater Bridgeport area and some placements include advocacy work in the state legislature in Hartford. The internship is currently an elective and not required of students in the minor.

The introductory course, PO 0115, and the concluding seminar, PJ 0398, are required for the minor. Students select three electives, with approval of the director, from courses in the University curriculum relevant to the study of peace and justice.

Below are examples of courses that fulfill the elective requirement. This list is suggestive only. Numerous other courses may also serve as electives; consult with the director for additional information.

AE 0276Ethical Dimensions of Global Business Practices3
AE 0283Environmental Justice3
AE 0284Environmental Ethics3
AE 0297Ecofeminism3
EN 0113Literature of the Holocaust3
EN 0114Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity3
EN 0262The Harlem Renaissance3
HI 0257Who Built America? Working People in America3
HI 0274Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Global Crises3
IL 0051/PO 0130International Relations: Theories and Challenges3
PH 0263The Concept of Human Rights3
PH 0260Social and Political Philosophy3
PO 0116Utopian Politics3
PO 0147Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace3
PO 0153The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender3
RS 0235Liberation Theology3
RS 0255Catholic Social Teaching3
SO 0161American Class Structure3
SO 0162Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations3
SO 0179Death Penalty in America3