Peace and Justice Studies Minor
For a 15-credit minor in Peace and Justice Studies, students complete the following:
|PO 0115||Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice||3|
|Select three electives from the University curriculum chosen in consultation with the director of the minor||9|
|PJ 0398||Capstone Research Seminar||3|
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.
|Ethical Dimensions of Global Business Practices|
|Literature of the Holocaust|
|Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity|
|The Harlem Renaissance|
|Who Built America? Working People in America|
|Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Global Crises|
|International Relations: Theories and Challenges|
|The Concept of Human Rights|
|Social and Political Philosophy|
|Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace|
|The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender|
|Catholic Social Teaching|
|American Class Structure|
|Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations|
|Death Penalty in America|