Peace and Justice

Degrees and Certificates

Corr Hall, Rm. 106

Classes

PJ 2250 : Violence & Justice in the Wrld

Examines root causes of violence, pathways to building a more peaceful and just world. Basic issues include, peace, justice, power dynamics, violence, nonviolence, restorative justice peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building.

Credits

3

PJ 2500 : Education & Social Justice

American education's contribution to class, gender, and "race" inequality; political bias in school curricula: unequal treatment of students by teachers and administrators based on "race", ethnicity, class, and gender; unequal allocation of resources among public schools; the public - private school debate; possible political influences in universities; the mass media as an important component of education.

Credits

3

PJ 2700 : Peacemakers & Peacemaking

Classical and contemporary examples and approaches to peacemaking in response to injustice and social conflict. Issues to be considered include the nature and significance of nonviolent struggle, political reconciliation, and the role of religion in shaping moral action for social change.

Credits

3

PJ 2800 : Race, Class, & Gender

A critical examination of the social constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in U.S. culture and the injustices and inequalities that arise from them. Strategies, policies, and procedures for change are also examined.

Credits

3

PJ 2900 : Ethical Issues in P & J

Introduction to contemporary complex moral issues. Examines economic, political, and social roots. Brings the Catholic Christian ethical tradition to bear to understanding their moral significance and responsibility to address them. Issues include: poverty, environmental justice, conflict, refugees, migration, genocide, and others.

Credits

3

PJ 3000 : Selected Topics

Violence in families and society, the traditions of Just War theory, and the critiques of war from the perspective of pacifism and non-violence. The importance and role of the peacemakers of the world, the values of conflict resolution, and strategies that aid the creation of a peaceful world order.

Credits

1

PJ 3400 : War and Morality

Three traditions of moral reflection on war: "Just War" theory; Pacifism; and, the historical experience of women. Discussions focus on concrete cases (e.g., the modern world wars, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, Bosnia).

Credits

3

PJ 4000 : Selected Topics

The history of the struggle for justice and human rights in geographical locations, such as the Middle East, Ireland, Africa, and Central America, focusing on such issues as world hunger and apartheid, and culminating in an attempt to articulate systemic questions of justice.

Credits

3

PJ 4650 : Service Learning Practicum

Integrating the participation requirement for field experience with the academic requirements (reading, research paper, project, etc.) set by the instructor. Permission of the instructor.

Credits

1

PJ 5000 : Selected Topics

Justice & discrimination in U.S. society from social, economic, political & ethical perspectives. Strategies for the just elimination of discrimination. Topics include civil rights, gender issues of justice, etc.

Credits

3

PJ 5100 : Discrimination, Justice & Law

Development of discrimination and civil rights law in the United States through case materials in areas of racial discrimination, gender-based discrimination, reverse discrimination, sexual preference-based discrimination, and age discrimination, if time permits.

Credits

3

PJ 5400 : Ethics, Justice and the Family

The moral meaning of marriage; justice, gender, and the domestic division of labor; the legal protection of marriage and the parties to it; marriage, reproductive technology, and the commodification of children; the moral meaning of "having children"; the responsibilities of parents to their children; the responsibilities of children to their parents, with special reference to care for the aged; distributive justice and the family; society's responsibilities to serving the needs of its children. Course readings will be taken from a number of disciplines, including Christian ethics, law and legal history, philosophy, and sociology.

Credits

3

PJ 5500 : Politics of Whiteness

Examination of scholarship addressing the structure, function, & manifestations of "whiteness," primarily in U.S. culture, & its relationship to issues of diversity. Topics also include white supremacy, white identity, & the future of critical white studies.

Credits

3