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Peace and Justice Studies

Yi Sun, PhD, Director (2012-2013)
Kathryn C. Statler, PhD, DIRECTOR (2013-2014)

The Peace and Justice Studies Minor

The minor in Peace and Justice Studies is an integrated, multi-disciplinary program, consisting of 18 units, divided among a lower-division prerequisite (three units), upper division distribution requirements (12 units), and a capstone seminar (three units). Students are required to meet with the program director to plan a program of study for the minor.

Lower Division Distribution Requirement

All students are required to take PJS 101, Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies, to complete the Peace and Justiceminor. PJS 101 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. Depending on the home department of the faculty member teaching this course, PJS 101 is cross listed as a course within that department. For example, if the faculty member teaching PJS 101 is from the history department, PJS 101 will be cross listed as HIST 116, War and Peace in the Modern World. PJS 101 can be applied to core curriculum, major, and minor requirements. For example, a History major and a Peace and Justice studies minor can take HIST 116 and thus fulfill the three unit core curriculum history requirement, three units of the history major lower-division requirement, and the three unit lower-division Peace and Justice studies requirement. PJS 101 is taught every fall semester by faculty from departments such as: history, political science, and theology and religious studies. Courses that may be substituted for PJS 101 include: ENGL 228 – Literature in Violent Times; HIST 116 – War and Peace in the Modern World; POLS 175 – International Relations; THEA 111 – Theatre and Society; THRS 112 – Introduction to World Religions; or ARABIC 202.

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, or Middle East and Africa) 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 core curriculum requirements. Honors courses or special topics courses not listed may count toward the minor, but such courses must be approved by the program director.

Peace and Justice Studies Courses (PJS)

PJS 101 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
PJS 495W Peace and Justice Capstone

Thematic Focus

If choosing a thematic focus, select four courses from one of the following themes (no more than two courses from any single discipline).

Conflict Resolution

BUSN 377
COMM 300
COMM 338
ENGL 364
ETLW 311
ETLW 312
HIST 345
HIST 373
MGMT 300
MGMT 303
MUSC 440W
PHIL 321
PHIL 330
PHIL 331
PHIL 332
PHIL 340
PHIL 360
PHIL 462
POLS 354
POLS 377
POLS 378
POLS 382
POLS 480
PSYC 322
SOCI 349
THRS 334
THRS 335
THRS 390
Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
Communication Theory
Media and Conflict
Postcolonial Studies
Business Law I
Business Law II
Topics in Military History
Armed Conflict in American Society
Organizational Behavior
Interpersonal Relations
Topics in Ethnomusicology
Social Ethics
Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics of War and Peace
Ethical Theory
Political Philosophy
Revolutionary Change
Regional Security
Transnational Crime and Terrorism
International Human Rights
Model United Nations (1)
Social Psychology
Race and the Criminal Justice System
Christian Social Ethics
Catholic Social Thought
The Holocaust: Death of God or Death of Humanity?


Development and Sustainability

ANTH 320D
ANTH 321D
ANTH 323D
ANTH 328
BIOL 460W
COMM 475
ECON 308
ECON 333
ECON 335
ECON 337
ENVI 305
ENVI 312
ENVI 315
ENVI 331W
ENVI 355
ENVI 364
ENVI 485
ETLW 302D
ETLW 403
HIST 368
HIST 369
HIST 370
HIST 380
HIST 382
MARS 427
MARS 468
MARS 474
PHIL 338
POLS 349
POLS 352
SOCI 362
North American Indian Cultures
California and Great Basin Indian Cultures
Southwest Indian Cultures
Caribbean Cultures
Ecology
Intercultural Communication
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
International Economics
Economic Development of Latin America
Economic Development of Asia
Environmental Assessment Practices
Introduction to GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Coastal Environmental Science
Environmental Chemistry
Conservation Biology
Environmental Geology
Business and Society
Environmental Management
History of Africa
Issues in Modern Africa
American Environmental History
History of the American West
The Spanish Southwest
Marine Environment
Marine Ecology
History of the Earth and Climate
Environmental Ethics
Politics and the Environment
Comparative Politics of Developing Countries
Social Change: Global Perspectives

Domestic Justice

ARTH 356
COMM 445/ OR 445W
ECON 304
ECON 321
ECON 322
ENGL 358
ENGL 374
ENVI 361
HIST 374
HIST 375
HIST 378
HIST 381
HIST 383
HIST 389
LEAD 353
LEAD 354
PHIL 343
POLS 304
POLS 316D
POLS 322D
POLS 323
POLS 342D
PSYC 359D
SOCI 320
SOCI 331D
SOCI 347
SOCI 348
SOCI 357
SOCI 359D
SOCI 472
THEA 375C
THRS 320
THRS 356
THRS 368
THRS 371
Race, Ethnicity, Art, and Film

Gender Communication
Urban Economics
Women and Work
Labor Economics
U.S. Ethnic Literature
Gender and Literature
Ecological Communities of San Diego County
Civil War and Reconstruction
Topics in Modern American History
Topics in United States Intellectual and Social History
American Indian History
Chicano History
History of California
Professional and Ethical Issues and the Practice of Leadership
Leadership and Diversity in Organizations
Gender and Economic Justice
American Political Development
Sex, Power, and Politics
Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
Judicial Behavior
Urban Politics
Health Psychology of Women and Ethnic Groups
U.S. Society
Race and Ethnic Relations
Criminology
Juvenile Delinquency
Inequality and Stratification
Gender Through the Prism of Difference
Law and Society
Theatre and Community
Native American Religious Traditions
Catholicism in the United States
Latino/a Theologies
Cults and Sects in the United States

International Relations

COMM 380
ECON 333
HIST 358
HIST 376
HIST 377
MARS 329/
POLS 329
PHIL 333
POLS 327
POLS 370
POLS 371
POLS 376
POLS 380
POLS 383
PSYC 324D
THRS 312
THRS 313
THRS 314
THRS 315
THRS 321
THRS 369

International Media
International Economics
Topics in Modern World History
United States Foreign Relations to 1914
United States Foreign Relations from 1914

Law of the Sea
Legal Ethics
International Law
Theories of International Relations
American Foreign Policy
U.S. National Security
International Political Economy
International Organizations
Cross-Cultural Psychology
The Hindu Tradition
Jewish Faith and Practice
Buddhist Thought And Culture
Islamic Faith and Practice
Afro-Latin Religions
Liberation Theology

Regional Focus

If choosing a regional focus, select four courses from one of the following regions (no more than two courses from any single discipline):

Asia

ECON 337
HIST 364
HIST 365
HIST 366
PHIL 476
POLS 358
POLS 367
POLS 368
SOCI 351
THRS 312
THRS 314
Economic Development of Asia
Topics in Asian History
History of China
History of Japan
Studies in Asian Philosophy
Politics in South Asia
Politics in Japan
Politics in China
China in the 21st Century
The Hindu Tradition
Buddhist Thought And Culture


Europe

ARTH 334
FREN 403
GERM 303
HIST 347
HIST 348
HIST 350
HIST 352
HIST 353
HIST 354
HIST 357
PHIL 474
POLS 355
POLS 362
POLS 363
POLS 364
POLS 365
SPAN 302
SPAN 427
Art of the 20th Century in Europe and the Americas
Contemporary French Civilization
Cultural Backgrounds of German Civilization
Topics in Modern Europe
Modern France
History of the British Isles
The British Empire
Spain to 1820
Modern Spain
Topics in Russian and East European History
Studies in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Politics in Western Europe
Politics in the United Kingdom
Politics in France
Politics in Germany
Politics in Russia
Cultural History of Spain
20th-Century Spanish Literature


Latin America

ANTH 327
ANTH 328
ANTH 334
ECON 335
HIST 360
HIST 361
HIST 362
HIST 363
HIST 383
HIST 384
POLS 357
POLS 366
POLS 374
SPAN 304
THRS 321
THRS 369
South American Indian Cultures
Caribbean Cultures
South American Archaeology
Economic Development of Latin America
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Topics in Latin American History
History of Brazil
Chicano History
History of Mexico
Politics in Latin America
Politics in Mexico
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Cultural History of Latin America
Afro-Latin Religions
Liberation Theology


Middle East and Africa

HIST 359
HIST 368
POLS 359
POLS 360
THRS 313
THRS 315
THRS 321
THRS 382

Modern Middle East
History of Africa
Politics in the Middle East
Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jewish Faith and Practice
Islamic Faith and Practice
Afro-Latin Religions
The Prophetic Traditions of Israel

Capstone Requirement

All students are required to enroll in PJS 495W (3) offered every spring semester. As a capstone course, PJS 495W integrates the knowledge and skills students have acquired through coursework and experience. Students also develop a research project or paper in their area of thematic or regional emphasis.

Peace and Justice Studies Courses (PJS)

PJS 101 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies (3)
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 495W Peace and Justice Capstone (3)
This course integrates the knowledge and skills students have acquired through coursework and experience. The course also provides a foundation for 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 a specific issue of peace and/or justice in their area of thematic or regional emphasis. Completed projects will become part of a student archive designed to provide guidance and inspiration for future students of peace and justice.