Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, B.A.

Program Learning Goals in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

Students will:

  1. Describe, explain, and critically analyze the complex and systematic nature of peace building, justice, and human rights.
  2. Identify global, national, or local situations affected by violence, injustice, and oppression; explain their causes and consequences; and explore possible solutions.
  3. Articulate a worldview that demonstrates concern for victims of violence, injustice, and/or human rights violations.
  4. Apply this worldview to peace building; social justice, and human rights both on and off campus.

Major Requirements

 

Required courses:

EN 231/HS 231BUILDING PEACE AFTER EMPIRE

3

or

EN 280ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LITERATURES

3

or

EN 287IRISH LITERATURE

3

or

PJHR 150CONFLICT RESOLUTION

3

 

HS 230INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS

3

or

PJHR 101INTRO TO HUMAN RIGHTS

3

 

PJHR 400CRITICAL INQUIRY

3

PJHR 410INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR

3

 

SC 111INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

or

any ISJ course

3

Additional courses:

Seven additional 3-credit courses (21 credit hours) drawn from the list of PJHR approved courses.

Normally, these courses will be chosen from three different disciplines or departments and may include a four-course concentration in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, poverty and social justice, environmental justice, or racial justice.

Total Credit Hours: 36