2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Peace Studies and Social Justice (PSSJ) Minor

Required Introduction 1
Pathways Course
PSVP 2044Peace and Violence (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2 3
Subtotal3
Elective Courses
Select three credits from each of the areas: 3 12
A. Root Causes of Violence 4
Pathways Courses
Earths Natural Hazards (3 hours Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2
Conflict and Security in Modern East Asia (3 hours of Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2, 5
Development and Humanitarianism in Africa (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2, 5
History of Capitalism (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2, 5
The Cold War (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2, 5
Ethical Theory (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2, 5
Energy and Society (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2, 5
Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2, 5
B. Acts of Violence
Pathways Courses
Cyber Criminology (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning)
World Regions (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness)
World War II (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning and Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Introduction to World Politics (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness)
The American Civil War (3 hours Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (Advanced/Applied) or Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Social Problems (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Non-Pathways Courses
Criminology
Juvenile Delinquency
Geography of Global Conflict
The Holocaust
Violent Political Change
Schools, Violence, and Justice
C. Strategies for Reducing Violence and Promoting Peace
Pathways Courses
Peace Economics (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Environment and Sustainable Development Economics (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Multicultural Problem Solving and Analytics (3 hours Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking (Foundational) and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Multicultural Communication (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Integrative Practices for Health, Wellbeing, and Resilience (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2
Jurisprudence (3 hours Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2
Diversity and Community Engagement (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Social Movements (3 hours Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States and 3 hours Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Non-Pathways Courses
Systems of Justice
Sociology of Law
D. Data and Information 6
Pathways Courses
Writing and Social Justice (3 hours Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (Advanced/Applied) and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2
Community Analytics (3 hours Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking (Advanced/Applied) and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2
Introduction to Data in Social Context (3 hours Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking (Foundational) and Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and 3 hours Ethical Reasoning and Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Quantitative Approaches to Community Research (3 hours Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking (Foundational) or 3 hours Ethical Reasoning) 2
Subtotal12
Required Capstone
Non-Pathways Course
PSVP 4104Global Society, Violence and the Prospects for Peace3
Subtotal3
Total Credits18
1

Meets 3 hours of Reasoning in the Social Sciences and 3 hours in Intercultural and Global Awareness 

2

Pathway Outcome Notions: 

Core Learning Outcomes

  • Ad Discourse = Advanced/ Applied Discourse
  • Hum = Critical Thinking in the Humanities 
  • SS = Reasoning in the Social Sciences 
  • NS = Reasoning in the Natural Sciences 
  • Fnd Quant = Foundational Quantitative and Computational Thinking 
  • Ad Quant = Advanced/ Applied Quantitative and Computational Thinking 
  • Equity = Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States

Integrative Learning Outcomes

  • Ethics = Ethical Reasoning
  • Global = Intercultural and Global Awareness 
3

With at least 3 credits at the 3000/4000 level 

4

Meets 3 hours in Reasoning in the Natural Sciences  or 3 hours in Critical Thinking in the Humanities 

5

Course must be taken for Critical Thinking in the Humanities credit

6

Meets 3 credits in Discourse or Quantitative Computational Thinking and 3 credits in Ethics 

Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in minor.

Some courses on listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites, please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.