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Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (Minor)

The Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies minor is designed to help students engage in critical examination of the origins and root causes of violence, social injustice and conflict; and to foster dialogue about the efficacy of nonviolent approaches to social change and peace-building. Students may develop a specific concentration of study within the minor curriculum. 

Course Requirements​

Distribution

There is a total of 24 credit hours required for the minor. 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two core courses from the following:8
PAX 210
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND PEACEBUILDING
PAX 212
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PAX 214
CONFLICT: INTERVENTION, NEGOTIATION AND ADVOCACY
PAX 218
HUMAN RIGHTS: PROMISE AND PROBLEMATICS
PAX 220
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
PAX 250TOPICS: TOOLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 14
or PAX 251 TOPICS: TOOLS TO SUPPORT JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND PEACEBUILDING
Select one Seminar at the 300-level taken from the Seminar list under Major Requirements4
Select four credit hours of electives taken from the elective list under Major Requirements, or any PAX courses listed for the Major4
Select one of the following PJC program-approved community-based service learning courses or internship courses:4
PAX 200
COMMUNITIES WORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE: SERVICE IN CHICAGO AND THE U.S.
PAX 320
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
PAX 392
INTERNSHIP IN PEACE , JUSTICE, AND CONFLICT STUDIES
CSS 201
CRITICAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CSS 310
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PRISON
CSS 311
MASCULINITY, JUSTICE AND LAW
CSS 312
LAW AND POLITICS: PRISON POLICIES AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
CTH 282
GOD, JUSTICE AND REDEMPTIVE ACTION
CTH 341
LIBERATION THEOLOGY: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ENV 344
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY (selected sections)
HON 351
HONORS SENIOR SEMINAR IN SERVICE LEARNING
INT 389
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
LST 305
LATINO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
LST 309
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND LATINO FAMILIES
PHL 250
PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PPS 251
URBAN POVERTY
PPS 331
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
PSC 282
POLITICAL ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
REL 259
RELIGION AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
REL 351
LIBERATION THEOLOGY
WGS 320
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
WGS 352
GENDER, COMMUNITY, AND ACTIVISM: COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING IN WGS
WGS 392
INTERNSHIP
WRD 377
WRITING AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Students majoring in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.

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Junior Year Experiential Learning

The following courses may be taken as a second Junior Year Experiential Learning course, an alternative to the PAX internship for someone doing the PAX minor:

PAX 392 Internship in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies
ART 291 Mural Painting (selected sections)
CSS 201 Perspectives on Community Service
CSS 300 Introduction to Non-Profit Management
CSS 395 Community Internship
CTH 282 God, Justice, and Redemptive Action
CTH 341 Liberation Theology: Theory and Practice
ENG 378 Literature and Social Engagement 
ENV 344 Environmental Justice and Advocacy (selected sections)
HON 351 Honors Senior Seminar in Service Learning
INT 389 International Social Engagement
LST 303 Border Matters: Literature & Culture in the Latino/a Borderlands
LST 305 Latino Communities and Social Engagement
LST 309 Social Engagement and Latino Families 
PHL 250 Philosophy and Social Change 
PPS 331 Environmental Justice
PSC 282 Political Action and Social Justice
PSY 305 Psychology and Social Justice 
PSY 359 Field Work in Community Research and Action
REL 259 Religion and Social Engagement
REL 351 Liberation Theology
SOC 390 Seminar in Sociology (selected sections)
WGS 352 Gender, Community, and Activism: Community-based Learning
WRD 377 Writing and Social Engagement