The Peace and Justice Studies Minor explores issues of human rights, social justice, peace, violence, and conflict, exploring their connections and distinctions through an interdisciplinary curriculum that stimulates students to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to face global challenges.

The minor allows students to explore a range of thematic issues by developing a series of critical analytics that enable them to discern how power and injustice operate:

  • Beyond the Global-Local Divide
  • Logic, Language, and Discourse
  • The Presence of the Past
  • The Politics of Representation
  • Power and Structural Inequality

Students can use these critical thinking skills to analyze particular case studies or thematic issues:

  • Genocide, Human Rights, and Rule of Law
  • Environmental Justice
  • Economic Justice
  • Political Violence and Sovereignty
  • Networks, Social Movements, Activism, and Non Violence