Peace and Justice Studies Minor

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

Select four electives in Peace and Justice Studies12
PJST 4999Capstone Research Seminar3
or PJST 2400 Community Engagement, Social Justice, and Social Change
Total Credits15

Students pursuing a peace and justice studies minor may also elect PJST 3980 Internship. 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.

Peace and Justice Studies Electives

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.

AETH 2276Ethical Dimensions of Global Business Practices3
AETH 2283Environmental Justice3
AETH 2284Environmental Ethics3
ANTH 2015Refugees and Culture3
BLST 1101Black Lives Matter3
COMM 3245Identities, Discourse, and Social Change3
ECON 3225Applied Environmental Economics3
ENGL 1130Literature of the Holocaust3
ENGL 1140Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity3
HIST 2245Feminism in the United States3
HIST 2257Who Built America? Working People in America3
HIST 2265History of the Indian Subcontinent: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Democracy, c.1857 to Today3
HIST 2274Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Global Crises3
INTL 1051/POLI 1104Introduction to International Relations3
PHIL 2260Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL 2282Violence and the Sacred3
POLI 2257Northern Ireland: Politics of War and Peace3
POLI 2336Politics of Race, Class, and Gender3
RLST 2335Liberation Theology3
RLST 2662Afro-Caribbean and African American Religions: Shout, O Children!3
SOCI 1135Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations3
SOCI 2100American Class Structure3
SOCI 2215Death Penalty in America3
SPAN 4359Culture, Civilization, and Literature in the Spanish-American Caribbean Region3