The Major

Peace and Justice Studies 

AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL MAJOR

The Peace and Justice Studies program provides a program of study that integrates the many areas of intellectual inquiry relating to the historical and contemporary search for a peaceful and just society and world. 

Requirements for the Peace and Justice Studies Major

Follow this link to declare Peace and Justice major or minor. 

The major and the concentration should be designed in consultation with the program director.

Students are expected to complete nine and one-half (9.5) units of coursework.

The major consists of the following:

1. Four required courses:

  • PEAC 104 Introduction to the Study of Conflict, Justice, and Peace 
  • PEAC 204 Conflict Transformation in Theory and Practice 
  • Two additional 200-Level PEAC Course 
  • One 300-Level PEAC Course 

Four courses above the 100 level in an area of concentration including at least one at the 300 level. Students must elect a concentration in consultation with the program directors and a faculty member knowledgeable in the area of concentration, and demonstrate the intellectual coherence of the concentration.

Students majoring in Peace and Justice Studies are expected to include an experiential education component in their course of study. This component is intended to provide students with experience that complements and extends their theoretical learning in the classroom and to provide an opportunity for students to develop and apply knowledge, skills and peacemaking principles to concrete situations. It should be discussed with the program director and may include Wintersession, summer or yearlong internships, course-related experiential education programs, or community service projects. Under the guidance of a Peace and Justice Studies advisory board member, students will complete a one-half unit individual study (PEAC 250H) culminating in a reflective essay on the experiential education program undertaken. 

 

Requirements for the Peace and Justice Studies Minor 

The minor in Peace and Justice Studies consistes of five units of coursework and an experiential education component. 

The five units of course work must include the following:

  • PEAC 104 Introduction to the Study of Conflict, Justice, and Peace 
  • A 200-level course in PEAC
  • A 300-level course in PEAC

Two additional courses above the 100 level in the student's individual area of concentration, to be chosen in consultation with the director(s) of the Program. 

In addition, students minoring in Peace and Justice Studies must include an experiential education component in their course of study. This component is intended to provide students with experience that complements and extends their theoretical learning in the classroom and to provide an opportunity for students to develop and apply knowledge, skills and peacemaking principles to concrete situations. It should be discussed with the program director and may include Wintersession, summer or yearlong internships, course-related experiential education programs, or community service projects.