1) Required Courses (5)

  • PJHR 230 – Building Peace OR PJHR 250 Conflict Resolution and Transformation OR EN287 Irish Literature or EN280 Israeli and Palestinian Literature (3 credit hours) . Multidisciplinary study of the dynamics of conflict and peacemaking in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and other sites. Focus on the historical and roots and persistence of conflict; the contestedness of history; peacebuilding, conflict transformation, reconciliation, and social restoration; and artists’ and writers’ role in creating just peace. Materials include histories, narratives, poems, and films. 
  • HS 230 or PJHR 101 – Introduction to Human Rights (3 credit hours). Survey of thinking on human rights from antiquity to the present, with special attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other post-1945 developments. Case studies may vary, but will generally include such key human rights concerns as slavery, humanitarian intervention, refugees, displaced persons, post-conflict reconstruction, human trafficking, torture, and the death penalty.
  • SC 111 – Introduction to Social Justice (3 credit hours). Overview of the theories of social justice, including discussion and analyses of social inequalities both domestic and global, and issues related to civic engagement, social responsibility, and change. Service learning component required. (n.b Any course with an Issues in Social Justice (ISJ) core designation can be substituted by permission of director.)
  • PJHR 400 Critical Inquiry (3 credit hours). This course explores research techniques commonly used to study issues related to peace, justice, and human rights, and the politics of knowledge production. Topics include historical research, literature reviews, critical analysis, interviewing, using survey data, ethics and reducing power differences in research. Students will have the opportunity to choose a field they would be interested in working in, and propose research on a related topic. This course helps students develop the skill set to successfully complete an independent study on the topic of their choosing.
  • PJHR 410. Internship and Seminar (3 credit hours). By permission of Program Director. Capstone experience involving an internship or advanced research project in a setting which aligns with the student’s interests, skills, or career goals. This may include internships in non-profit, social justice, legal, heath, human service, or research settings. A weekly seminar will also be held with ongoing reports, reflections, and analysis about their field experiences.

2) Additional Courses (7)

  • One additional course (3 credits) at the 400 level, drawn from the list of PJHR-approved courses. To access PJHR-approved courses, log onto Banner and search the Course Catalog. In order to find the cross-listed courses, you have to go into Courses for Spring 2018. Go into the Subject area box and click Alt-a (to select all), then scroll down to Attribute Type and select PJHR. All the courses should appear. If, however, you find a course that explores PJHR issues, please email me and we can add it to the list.
  • Six courses (18 credits), five of which must be taken at the 300-400 level, from the list of PJHR-approved courses.
  • Students can choose to create a concentration in the following areas: Poverty and Social Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, and Peacebuilding/Conflict Resolution.
  • Here is a course map for concentrations:
    • Proposed PJHR Minor Concentrations (four course sequence, along with PJHR core)Poverty and Social Justice
      PJHR100         Poverty and Social Justice        OR
      EN291             Poverty and American LiteratureElectives
      BL240              Epidemiology
      BL260              Poverty and Disease
      CO389             Social Issues Journalism
      EC321             Labor and Human Resource Development
      EC343             Economic Development
      ED253             School and Society
      ED350             Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society
      ER120             Poverty and Social Entrepreneurship
      ER 304            Social Entrepreneurship
      GEND101      Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
      PL370              Philosophy and Social Justice
      PO205 51        Healthcare Access: Latin America
      PO336             International Political Economy
      PS261              Child Development
      SC111              Introduction to Social Justice
      SC195              Global Debt and Justice
      SC201              Social Problems
      SC225              Sociology of the Family
      SC240              Criminology
      SC271              Public Health in U.S.
      SC275              Family Violence
      SC385              Poverty, Welfare, and Social Justice in U.S.
      TRS302            The Bible through the Eyes of the Hungry
      TRS361            Liberation Ethics
      TRS362            Religion, Ethics, and Public Policy
      TRS368            Christian Social Justice
      TRS406            New Testament Ethics for Contemporary Culture
      TRS431            Readings in Feminist Theology
      PJHR1               Shepherd Internship
    • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
      EN231             Peacebuilding after Empire
      EN278             Irish Literature
      EN280             Israeli and Palestinian Literature
      HS231              Peacebuilding after Empire
      PJHR250         Conflict Resolution and Transformation
      PJHR350         Transitional Justice
      SC205              Conflict/Cooperation: War and Peace
      SC440              Violence and Society
      TRS245            Islam & Islamism
      TRS249            Faiths of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
      TRS350            Inter-Religious Dialogue
      TRS367            Religion, Terror, and the Culture Wars
      TRS323            Life, Times & Theology of MLK
    • Racial Justice EN472             African American Literature
      HS 131            Survey of African American History
      HS343             Slavery and Abolition
      PL390              Philosophy of Race and Racism
      PS 342             Psychology of Prejudice
      PO213             Wrongful Convictions
      PO295             Politics of Blackness
      SC235              African American Experience in U.S.
      SC255              Prejudice & Discrimination
      SC257              Social Inequalities
      SC353              Latin/a Transnational Experience
      SC355              Race and Ethnic Relations
      TRS223            African-American Religion
      TRS261            African-American Christian Social Ethics
      TRS262            Religion, Freedom, and Law
      TRS315            The Holocaust and Its Meaning
      TRS323            Life, Times & Theology of MLK
      TRS369            Justice and the Economy
      TRS372            Theology of African-American Sacred MusicEnvironmental Justice
    • BL137              Climate Change
      BL222              General Ecology (requires 2 semesters of Biology)
      BL331              Global Climate Change (requires 2 semesters of Biology)
      CL103              Environmental Chemistry (non-majors)
      EC315              Environmental Economics (requires 2 semesters of Economics)
      EN291              Environmental Literature
      PH115              Environmental Earth Science
      SC380              Environmental Justice Movements
      TRS337            Globalization, Theology, & Justice
      TRS342            Islam and the Environment