Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, B.A.

Program Learning Goals in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

Students will:

  1. Describe, explain, and critically analyze the complex and systematic nature of peace building, justice, and human rights.

  2. Identify global, national, or local situations affected by violence, injustice, and oppression; explain their causes and consequences; and explore possible solutions.

  3. Articulate a worldview that demonstrates concern for victims of violence, injustice, and/or human rights violations.

  4. Apply this worldview to peace building; social justice, and human rights both on and off campus. 

Major Requirements

Required Courses (12 credits)

Choose one (3 credits):

HS 1025

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS

3

PJHR 1010

INTRO TO HUMAN RIGHTS

3

PL 2082

SOCIAL & POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

3

SC 3800

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

3

Choose one (3 credits):

EN 2280

CONTEMPORARY IRISH LITERATURE AND FILM

3

EN 2080

ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LITERATURES

3

HS 2031

BUILDING PEACE AFTER EMPIRE

3

PJHR 1000

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

3

PJHR 1750

NONVIOLENT THEORY AND ACTION

3

Additional Required Courses (6 credits):

PJHR 4000

CRITICAL INQUIRY

3


or


PJHR 3500

ARRUPE: SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH

3


 


PJHR 4100

INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR

3


or


PJHR 4500

ADVOCACY & ACTION (ARRUPE)

3

PJHR 4501

ADVOCACY AND ACTION: ADVOCACY PROJECTS (ARRUPE)

0

Arrupe students will take PJHR 3500 and must take both PJHR 4500 and PJHR 4501.

Seven Elective Courses (21 credits)

Student will take an additional seven 3-credit courses drawn from the list below of approved courses. Normally, these courses will be chosen from three different disciplines or departments and may include a four-course specialization in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, poverty and social justice, environmental justice, or racial justice.

PJHR 1020

POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

PJHR 1500

CRITICAL SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

PJHR 1750

NONVIOLENT THEORY AND ACTION

3

PJHR 2500

ISSUES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

PJHR 4990

INDEPENDENT STUDY

3

Biology

BL 1370

CLIMATE CHANGE: GLOBAL IMPACTS

3

BL 3310

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

3

Communication

COM 2101

INTRODUCTION TO ADVOCACY

3

COM 3032

CRAFTING THE MESSAGE

3

COM 3113

CAMPAIGN ISSUES AND IMAGES

3

COM 3131

PERSUASION

3

Education

ED 2110

SCHOOL & SOCIETY

3

ED 3120

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY

3

English

EN 1610

DREAMWORLDS

3

EN 1710

POVERTY IN AMERICAN LIT

3

EN 2282

LITERATURE OF WORLD WAR I

3

EN 2635

ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

3

EN 2681

WOMEN, VIOLENCE, AND LITERATURE

3

EN 2682

MIGRATION, DISPLACMNT, IDENTITY

3

EN 2686

LITERATURE OF TRAUMA

3

Some sections of EN 2990 may also be approved to count for the PJHR major and minor. Students should check the semester course offerings upon registration. 

Entrepreneurship

ER 1120

POVERTY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

ER 3304

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

GEND 1100

INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES

3

History

HS 1025

INTRO TO HUMAN RIGHTS

3

HS 1137

HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN AMERICA

3

HS 1215

TRIALS OF THE CENTURY

3

HS 1131

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

3

HS 1136

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

3

HS 1143

ETHNICITY IN AMERICA

3

HS 1474

MODERN LATIN AMERICA

3

HS 1475

LATIN AMERICAN DICTATORSHIPS: GLOBALIZATION, U.S. FOREIGN POLICY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

3

HS 1585

AFRICAN HISTORY THROUGH AUTOBIOGRAPHY

3

HS 2065

VIETNAM WAR

3

HS 2225

WORLD WAR I & MODERNITY

3

HS 2145

UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS

3

HS 2157

U.S. MILITARY HISTORY

3

HS 2478

CUBA: PAST AND PRESENT

3

HS 3030

IMPERIALISM & DECOLONIZATION

3

HS 3138

WAR IN COLONIAL NORTH AMERICA

3

HS 3207

HISTORY OF THE POPES

3

HS 3232

BERLIN: FROM REICH TO REPUBLIC

3

HS 3236

THE HOLOCAUST

3

HS 3043

SLAVERY AND ABOLITION

3

HS 4064

GENOCIDE AND WAR CRIMES

3

HS 4273

NAZI GERMANY: ORIGINS, STRUCTURES, CONSEQUENCES

3

Leadership Development

LP 1350

LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

LP 2500

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

3

Philosophy

PL 2023

EXISTENTIALISM & PHENOMENOLOGY

3

PL 2050

MAJOR WOMEN PHILOSOPHERS

3

PL 2051

FEMINIST PHILOSOPHIES

3

PL 2052

PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE & SEX

3

PL 2070

RECENT AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY

3

PL 2072

PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

3

PL 2080

MAJOR MORAL PHILOSOPHERS

3

PL 2083

PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

3

PL 2084

INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

3

PL 2085

CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL PROBLEMS

3

PL 2086

BUSINESS ETHICS

3

PL 2099

SPTP: VALUES & SOCIETY

3

Political Science

PO 1300

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

3

PO 1600

INTRO TO LAW AND SOCIETY

3

PO 2210

HEALTHCARE ACCESS IN LATIN AMERICA

2

PO 2610

WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

3

PO 2250

GLOBALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

3

PO 2430

GLOBAL DEBT AND JUSTICE

3

PO 3130

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

3

PO 3610

WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

3

PO 3640

LAW AND FILM

3

PO 3250

BERLIN SEMINAR

3

PO 3340

INT'L INST, LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS

3

Psychology

PS 1000

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY:  PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

PS 2890

PSYCHOLOGY OF TRAUMA: MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

3

PS 2900

PSYCH GENOCIDE & MASS ATROCITIES

3

PS 2930

PSYCH OF GENDERED VIOLENCE

3

PS 3420

PSYCHOLOGY OF PREJUDICE

3

PS 4150

MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

Sociology

SC 1110

INTRO TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

SC 2200

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS

3

SC 2350

AFRICAN AMERICAN HIST & CONTMPRY EXP

3

SC 2400

CRIMINOLOGY

3

SC 2430

GLOBAL DEBT & JUSTICE

3

SC 2550

PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION

3

SC 2570

SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN SOCIETY

3

SC 2730

PUBLIC HEALTH IN U.S. SOCIETY

3

SC 2750

FAMILY VIOLENCE

3

SC 2900

ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

3

SC 3200

SEX AND GENDER

3

SC 3350

PRISONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

3

SC 3530

LATINA/O TRANSNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

3

SC 3640

RACE, ETHNICITY, CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3

SC 3850

POVERTY, WELFARE, AND COMMUNITY ACTION

3 to 4

SC 4350

LAW, ETHICS, & CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY

3

SC 4400

VIOLENCE AND SOCIETY

3

Theology & Religious Studies

TRS 2120

NEW TESTAMENT

3

TRS 2410

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM

3

TRS 2273

AFRICAN-AMERICAN RELIGION

3

TRS 2430

INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM

3

TRS 2450

RELIGIONS OF INDIA

3

TRS 2460

CHINESE RELIGIONS

3

TRS 2500

MORAL DECISION MAKING

3

TRS 2262

RELIGION, FREEDOM, AND LAW

3

TRS 2563

ECOLOGY, RELIGION, AND JUSTICE

3

TRS 3536

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING IN BUSINESS

3

TRS 3272

SOUL FOOD

3

TRS 3110

ABRAHAM FATHER OF NATIONS

3

TRS 3273

MARTIN, MALCOLM, & BLACK LIVES MATTER

3

TRS 2311

SIN, GRACE, & WHOLENESS

3

TRS 3537

GLOBALIZATION, THEOLOGY, & JUSTICE

3

TRS 3415

THE HOLOCAUST & ITS MEANING

3

TRS 3441

ISLAM IN AMERICA

3

TRS 3442

ISLAM & THE ENVIRONMENT

3

TRS 2530

SOCIAL JUSTICE & THE ECONOMY: MORALITY & MONEY

3

TRS 3561

THEO OF SEX, GENDER & IDENTITY

3

TRS 3565

JUST & UNJUST WAR

3

TRS 3587

RELIGION, TERROR, & CULTURE WARS

3

TRS 3599

SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS ETHICS

1 to 3

Total Credit Hours: 33