Program

Peace and Justice Studies Minor

The program in Civic Studies also offers a minor in Peace and Justice Studies.

  1. Four courses drawn from at least three of the following five categories:

     
    A. Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EXP 0079-XF) (two semesters, counts as two courses). Themes of peace and justice are central to this course, through which students organize an annual conference on a featured theme.

    B. Thinking about Justice: approved courses in political theory, philosophy, or social theory devoted to normative questions about the nature and content of justice.
    CVS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies is also an option.

    C. Social Conflict and Violence: approved courses to enhance an empirical understanding of the historical, political, and social origins of conflict and violence.

    D. Civic Action and Social Movements: approved courses dealing with the historical, ethical, and social origins of organized movements for social change.

    E. Civic Skills: approved courses that focus on civic skills or civic practices, e.g., dialogue and deliberation, ethical reasoning, emotional intelligence, conflict-mediation and peacemaking, community-based research, communication and media-making, public art, community organizing, evaluating nonprofits, or financing social enterprises.

  2. CVS 099: A required internship. This includes a weekly 2.5 hour class with graded assignments and a final project. 
     
  3. CVS 190: A capstone seminar taught by a CVS affiliated faculty member. 
     

Total: 6 courses, at least 3 of which must be different from courses counting toward your major.