Course Description

Peace and Justice Studies

PJS 594-01 Storytelling in Social Impact (1)

Joon Han

CRN 97    Limit 21

F (1/25/19)  9:30 - 3:30 PM    KIPJ-253

S (1/26/19)  9:30 - 3:30 PM    KIPJ-253 

This workshop will enable students to better communicate the mission and passion behind their work as a critical skill to better amass the support, resources and momentum needed to foster social impact. This "toolset" applies across any organization and sector where students may be engaged. This starts with understanding the nature of great (and boring) stroytelling, semiotics in general and how to remedy the three most common storytelling pitfalls of intelligent people. We will also evaluate the ethical considerations in telling the stories of these organizations from the points of view of all stakeholders. From there, this workshop will show students how to conduct a qualitative analysis of each mission's competitive environment and how to consistently craft compelling stories. Students will also learn related skills such as interviewing techniques, creating templates for sustainable succuess and selecting the media best suited for each story they create going forward.

PJS 594-02 The Cross-Border Drug War (3)

Everard Meade

CRN 98    Limit 12

MTWRF    1:00 - 5:00 p.m.    KIPJ-247

This course will explore the origins, modalities, and possible solutions to the violent conflict commonly referred to as "the drug war," as it has unfolded along the U.S.-Mexico border since 2007. As part of this conflict, more than 150,000 people have been killed, more than 30,000 focibly disappearded, drup addiction has exploded, and arbitary arrest, torure, rape, and extrajudicial killing have become routine. At the same time, cross-border trade, investment, tourism, and governmental cooperation have boomed like never before. Such success nd the interests it entrenches have so far made the problem of violence less visible and more intractable. Disrupting this sycle of violence and re-leveraging interests such that stakeholders will be compelled to invest in building and sustaining peace will require new approached that borrow from a variety of different disciplines and perspectives. Students in this course will map these interests and expereiment with this kind of re-leveraging by reviewing empirical data and interviewing key regional stakeholders from the law enfrocement, business, political, human rights, education, and public health sectors on both sides of the border. We will mobilize the concepts and metrics of positive and negative peace as defined and measured by the Institute for Economic and Peace to organize and guide our efforts.

SOIN 515 SI Practicum San Diego (3)

Karen Henken 

CRN 96     Limit 12

T (12/4/18) 12:30 - 2:15 p.m., T (12/11/18) 12:30 - 2:15 p.m., M (1/7/19) 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., R (1/10/19) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., T (1/15/19) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., R (1/17/19) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., F (1/18/19) 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., T (1/22/19) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., W (1/23/19)9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., R (1/24/19) 12:15 - 2:15 p.m., R (1/31/19) 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.     


This field-based course is a dynamic combination of client-focused team projects, in-class learning, site visits and community research. During this course, students will apply social innovation startegies to real world needs with some of San Diego's leading organizations across sectors. San Diego's diverse population, proximity to the border and role as a national leader in technology offer incredible opportunities for students to contribute to its social innovation ecosystem. The course will provide hands-on consulting opportunities for students with a select group of San Diego organizations fostering social innovation in the region. This may be in the nonprofit, for-profit, government or education sector. Based on their interests, teams of 3-4 students will be paired with a "client team" within a highly innovative San Diego organization focused on social impact.