Minor in Peace and Social Justice

The minor in Peace and Social Justice Studies requires 18 semester credit hours. This minor is an interdisciplinary minor in that focuses on practical questions of how to realize peace and justice in the everyday world. It is designed to provide students with a historical perspective on injustice and corresponding movements for social justice and on the philosophy and methods of nonviolent protest and conflict resolution.  It cultivates the knowledge and skills necessary to build peace with justice locally, at the family and community level, while also preparing students for a wide range of occupations in governmental and nongovernmental organizations that focus on diplomatic problem-solving and mediation of disputes.  

Required Course
HIST 4362Peace and Nonviolence Movements3
Prescribed Electives
Choose 15 hours from the following:15
Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice
Urban Geography
Political Geography
American Ethnic Geography
Cultural and Political Ecology
U.S. Women's History to 1877
U.S. Women's History since 1877
Modern Revolutions in Latin American History
African American History
Popular Music and Social Movements in 20th Century America
Topics in Working Class History
The Desegregation of the South from 1944-1970
Democracy and Education
Immigration and US History
Mahatma Gandhi and Nonviolence
Black Women and Black Protest in America
Economic and Social History of the Americas
Nonviolence and Sustainable Social Change
America in the 1960s: A History of Movements and Ideas
Sociology of Latinos and Immigration
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Globalization and Development
Social Movements
Society and Environment
Hip Hop and Social Justice for Individual and Community Change
Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work
Total Hours18