Upper Division Distribution Requirement
Students may satisfy the upper division distribution requirements by completing a thematic (conflict resolution, development and sustainability, international relations, or domestic justice) OR regional (Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, or North America) focus. Students may select a maximum of two courses from any single discipline in either focus. Upper division courses in the PJS minor may not be double counted in other majors and minors although they can be counted for both the PJS minor and upper division GE requirements. Honors courses or Special Topics courses not listed may count toward the minor but such courses must be approved by the Program Coordinator.
If choosing a thematic focus, select four courses from one of the following themes (no more than two courses from any single discipline). Click on on the focus topic to see the courses applicable to that particular theme.
If choosing a regional focus, select four courses from one of the following regions (no more than two courses from any single discipline) Click on on the focus topic to see the courses applicable to that particular region.
All students are required to enroll in Peace and Justice Studies 495 (3 units) offered every spring semester. As a capstone course, PJS 495 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. Completed projects will become part of a student archive designed to provide guidance and inspiration for future students of peace and justice.