The Peacebuilding and Social Innovation Minor Courses
Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.
PJS 101 | INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES
This course provides historical and contemporary perspectives on the nature of conflict, the conditions of sustainable development, and strategies for global order. Students will explore the links among these issues as a means for understanding the obstacles to, and opportunities for, peace and justice.
PJS 441 | WAR, GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING
Units: 3 Repeatability: No
On the ground and in the global hotspots, Kurdish women are fighting ISIS, Liberian women locked a dictator and rebel leaders into a negotiating room, and a Filipino woman called for a ceasefire and then created the first civilian team to monitor it. Yet in mass media and in history books these stories often go untold. In the first course of its kind, students learn from and work with four courageous women peacebuilders and human rights defenders who will be in residence at USD in the fall.
PJS 494 | TOPICS IN PEACE, JUSTICE AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)
A specialized course focusing on a topic in conflict analysis, peacebuilding, justice, human rights, development or social innovation. May be repeated for credit if the topic changes.
PJS 495W | PEACE AND JUSTICE CAPSTONE
This course integrates the knowledge and skills students have acquired through coursework and experience. The course also provides a foundation for possible future engagement with peace and justice concerns through graduate work, career choice, or volunteer activities. Under the supervision of the course instructor, students will develop a research project or paper designed to illuminate the dynamics of domestic and international peace, sustainability, cooperation, and justice. Completed projects will become part of a student archive designed to provide guidance and inspiration for future students of peace and justice.
PJS 498 | INTERNSHIP
Units: 3 Repeatability: No
Practical experience under professional supervision under the broad theme of conflict, social justice, peacebuilding and social innovation. Internships can be pursued with Kroc School faculty, the Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), the Trans-border Institute (TBI), the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC), the Mulvaney Center or other relevant units at USD. Internships are intended to allow students to gain hands-on experience in a particular area within a structured work program. Accordingly, the supervisor and the intern need to develop a concrete work program with assigned tasks, learning goals, desired outcomes, and time commitment. The internship needs to be approved by the student’s faculty advisor and the faculty advisor for the minor before the student can formally register. Only a total of 3 internship units may be used toward the minor.
PJS 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY
Units: 1-3 Repeatability: No
An independent study for up to a total of three units provides students an opportunity to research a topic of particular interest to them relevant to Peacebuilding and Social Innovation under the supervision of a faculty member, including staff with teaching responsibilities. Students can pursue an independent study within the Kroc School or other departments at USD. As with internships, the faculty supervisor and the student need to develop a concrete work program with assigned tasks, learning goals, end product and time commitment. The student’s faculty advisor and the faculty advisor for the minor must approve the independent study proposal before the student can formally register.