Professors Heller and Mallavarapu, Co-Coordinators

The Peace and Justice Studies Concentration offers an interdisciplinary program examining conditions for bringing about a just and peaceful world order.The field of Peace and Justice Studies relates scholarship to practice and challenges those who engage in it to develop new ways of thinking and acting in the world.The concentration complements and builds upon other academic areas to prepare a student for graduate studies or service following graduation and to deepen a student’s liberal arts education. Students from any major may earn a Peace and Justice Studies Concentration.

Six units are required. Of these six units, two must be PEAC 201 and 301. For the other four units, students may choose from the list of electives below, and students should see one of the concentration coordinators for additional special topics courses, INQ courses, and independent studies that can be counted toward the concentration. Taking PEAC 201 as early as possible is recommended. The group of courses used to meet the requirements of the concentration must contain at least three units which are not used to satisfy the student’s major requirements. Each academic year before fall and spring registration, a list of electives, including courses not listed below, will be advertised by email, posted on fliers, and avail- able through the concentration coordinators.

I. Required Course (1 Unit):
PEAC 201 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
PEAC 301 Seminal Figures and Issues

II. Elective Courses (Four units, of which a maximum of three may be in one division: humanities, social sciences, or sciences. If taking PEAC 406 or PEAC 416, remaining electives must be in two or more divisions.)
CJUS/POLI 214 Judicial Process
CJUS 326/SOCI 326 Comparative Corrections
COMM 360 Studies in Intercultural Communication
ECON 237 Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 267 Labor Economics
ENGL 312 Studies in the Cross-Cultural Imagination
ENVI 240 Environment, Ethics, and Culture
ENVI 250 Environment and Society
HIST 246/RELG 246 The Holocaust
HIST 255 South Africa
HIST 262 U.S. Women’s History
PEAC 406 Independent Study
PEAC 416 Peace and Justice Internship
PHIL 205 Moral Philosophy
PHIL 206 Social Philosophy
PHIL 212 Environmental Philosophy
POLI 231 International Politics
POLI 232 International Organizations
POLI 333 Global Political Economy
POLI 351 Environmental Public Policy
POLI 352 Human Rights Policy
RELG/PHIL 208 Buddhism
RELG/PHIL 213 Religions and Philosophies of India
RELG/PHIL 218 Religions and Philosophies of China
RELG 220 Christian Ethics
SOCI 215 Social Movements
SOCI 224 Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 234 Social Problems
SOCI 327 Religion and Culture
SOCI 335 Global Population Problems
SOCI 337 Environmental Sociology
SOCI 338 Women’s Lives Around the World: Global Perspectives

201 Introduction to Peace & Justice Studies
An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of peace and justice studies, examining the major areas within the field. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

301 Seminal Figures and Issues
This course aims at deepening our understanding of peace and social justice through a focus on specific thinkers and activists and/or significant historical events and movements. (1)
Lecture: 3hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: PEAC 201 or permission of the instructor.

406 Independent Study
Taught on an individual basis arranged by the student with the professor in the relevant academic discipline, in coordination with the director of the Peace and Justice Studies concentration. Requirements will be in line with other independent studies supervised in that academic discipline. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: PEAC 201.

416 Peace and Justice Internship
Supervised by the director of the Peace and Justice Studies concentration. Requirements will be in line with other internship courses and will include the following: the student will fulfill 110 hours at the work site; gain a better understanding of workplace culture through at least 10 hours of meetings and/or equivalent with coordinator and/or fellow interns; track internship experience through a daily journal; prepare an internship report that adheres to standard writing practices and discusses the internship experience; begin a digital portfolio on the internship work; and attend an exit interview with the Internship Coordinator. (1).
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: PEAC 201.