To attain a Bachelor of Arts in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, students will be required to complete successfully the following 192 credit hour program, with a minimum of 52 required credit hours in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program:
The four-course sequence PAX 210-212-214-218 forms the foundation of the program and should be completed in the first or second year of study. They do not need to be done in sequence. An internship, PAX 392, should be completed prior to taking PAX 300 and 350. If possible, students should take the internship prior to senior year. Seniors should plan to take the senior seminar, PAX 300, and the capstone, PAX 350. Two PAX workshops (2 credit hours each) can be completed at any time, ideally prior to senior year.
Students will do a senior seminar PAX 300 either in their junior or senior year. Each seminar will deal with one area of theory within Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, for example, human rights theory, theories of peace-building; theories of social & comparative justice.
Students are also required to do the capstone course in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, PAX 350, so that they can bring together theory and practices learned throughout the course of the major. PAX 300 and 350 are offered as a sequence in winter and spring quarter. Students doing study abroad during winter or spring quarter of their senior year must do the sequence in their junior year.
Students will select the four electives from the list approved by the Program. The four electives must meet the following distribution requirements:
- One elective of the four needs to be at the 300-level.
- Within their four electives, students must either take at least 1 course from two different departments or interdisciplinary programs or count no more than 3 courses from any one department or interdisciplinary program.
- Two additional PAX 250 workshops may count as one elective (for 4 credit hours), as can any PAX course that is not part of the PAX Core.
For students doing the single major in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, it is recommended that they use an elective slot to take an appropriate methodology course in consultation with their major plan advisor.
Program Approved Electives
Courses cross-listed with any listed below are accepted as PAX electives. Check with the PJC Director for topics courses approved as PAX electives each quarter or to approve a course not on this list.
LAS: African and Black Diaspora Studies
LAS: Art, Media and Design
LAS: Catholic Studies
LAS: Community Service Studies
LAS: Comparative Literature
LAS: Global Asian Studies
LAS: History of Art and Architecture
LAS: International Studies
LAS: Islamic World Studies
LAS: Latino and Latin American Studies
LAS: Lesbian, Gay, Queer & Transgender Studies
LAS: Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies
PAX 200 PERSPECTIVES ON PEACE, JUSTICE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
- PAX 201 FRAMEWORKS FOR BUILDING A JUST AND PEACE-SUPPORTING SOCIETY
PAX 206 BOUNDARIES AND IDENTITIES
PAX 210 FROM INTERNATIONALCONFLICT TO RESOLUTION AND PEACE
PAX 212 SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PAX 214 CONFLICT: INTERVENTION, NEGOTIATION AND ADVOCACY
PAX 218 HUMAN RIGHTS: PROMISE AND PROBLEMATICS
PAX 220 ACTIVISM
PAX 231 ANALYZING POVERTY, ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
PAX 240 VOICES OF WAR AND PEACE; ART, LITERATURE AND FILM
PAX 250 TOPICS ON PEACE, JUSTICE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
PAX 252 FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION
PAX 290 TOPICS ON JUSTICE AND PEACE
- PAX 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PAX 300 SENIOR SEMINAR
PAX 303 BORDER MATTERS: LITERATURE & CULTURE IN THE LATINO/A BORDERLANDS
PAX 320 TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
PAX 344 TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (selected sections)
- PAX 345 WOMEN, WAR, AND RESISTANCE
PAX 348 INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES
PAX 350 CAPSTONE IN PEACE, JUSTICE & CONFLICT STUDIES
PAX 351 GEOGRAPHY, FOOD AND JUSTICE
- PAX 360 TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT AND ANTI-DEVELOPMENT
- PAX 362 TOPICS IN VIOLENCE: SOURCES AND OUTCOMES
PAX 365 TOPICS IN WAR AND PEACE
PAX 380 TOPICS IN NONVIOLENCE
PAX 381 TOPICS IN PEACE BUILDING
PAX 382 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PAX 383 TOPICS IN CONFLICT INTERVENTION
PAX 384 TOPICS IN ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY
PAX 385 TOPICS IN HUMAN RIGHTS
PAX 386 TOPICS IN GLOBAL JUSTICE
PAX 387 TOPICS IN PEACE, JUSTICE AND RELIGION
PAX 389 TOPICS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY, & ACTIVISM
PAX 390 INTERNSHIP
PAX 392 INTERNSHIP IN PEACE, JUSTICE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
- PAX 398 SENIOR THESIS
- PAX 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY
LAS: Political Science
LAS: Public Policy Studies
LAS: Religious Studies
LAS: Women's and Gender Studies
LAS: Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse
College of Communication
College of Education
College of Science and Health: Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies
College of Science and Health: Psychology
School for New Learning
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
INTEGRATING ART INTO THE CURRICULUM AND THE COMMUNITY
This course brings DePaul students into a Chicago grade school to incorporate art into the curriculum. It is a hybrid course that involves some Independent Study in which the students organize their schedule in conjunction with a grade school classroom teacher, and some required classes that they must attend on campus at a prescribed time and day. Students are off campus for approximately 10 class sessions. At the start of the quarter, students are given a theoretical background in community-based art education, ethical issues, and social engagement. Working in teams, students will observe in the classrooms to gain a sense of the grade school community and the existing curriculum. DePaul students will then develop and teach a specific lesson plan in collaboration with the classroom teacher. The objective will be to produce a creative learning experience that co-mingles art and a core subject such as science or social studies. Teaching this art integrated lesson will be an essential aspect of the learning experience. Students will meet back at the DePaul classroom at designated intervals for information, reflection, and the analysis of their experience and their impact on the grade school community, in relations to the theoretical examples from the beginning of the course. These reflections take varied forms: discussion, role-playing exercise, presentation, and papers. Approved for JYEL and cbSL credit. Formerly ART 283.
ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL THINKING
A study of the Roman Catholic tradition of "faith seeking understanding" examining the content and the process of emergence of Catholic beliefs about such matters as God, sin, Jesus Christ, revelation, the church and eschatology. Cross-listed with REL 280.
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF CATHOLICISM
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF CATHOLICISM
The workings of the colonial system, the rise and course of independence movements, and the history of individual African states since independence. Formerly HST 229.
ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR
This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
A study of the ways in which ethics can assist us in thinking about matters of public policy.
POLITICS AND MULTICULTURALISM
This course examines the theoretical and practical dilemmas facing multicultural societies, with special emphasis on the United States. Special attention is paid to questions of identity, integration, and separatism.
POLITICAL IDEAS AND IDEOLOGIES
An introduction to the enduring political issues confronted by major theorists and political traditions. (Please note that the catalog number for this course was changed from PSC 203 to PSC 233 effective Autumn, 2001.)
ARMS, SECURITY, AND WAR
Focus is on the military dimensions of international politics, such as nuclear and conventional deterrence, arms races, arms control, alliances, and American defense policy, and how those affect war and peace.
THE UNITED NATIONS AND WORLD PROBLEMS
This course will examine the historical and theoretical foundations of the United Nations, particularly in light of the changing problems and issues that confront the global community, such as international peace and security, global economic inequality, and environmental and human rights norms.
ETHICS IN WORLD POLITICS
Drawing on general theories of international relations and historical cases, this course examines both the forces that inhibit the development and effectiveness of ethical norms at the international level and the conditions under which such norms develop and affect the behavior of states and other actors.
WOMEN'S PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
This course focuses on how adult women change, grow, and develop in light of psychological and social-cultural forces that interact in their lives. We consider how core concepts such as self-in-relationship, transition and change, and ways of knowing play out in various aspects of women's lives. In exploring different pathways of development for women, we will draw on the life themes of students in the course as well as on theories and models that help identity unique patterns of women's psychological development (alternatives to male-based theories of adult development). This interactive course emphasizes group discussion and guided reflection. Pre-1999 Competencies: AL-D, HC-4, HC-C. BA-1999 Competencies: H-3-A, H-3-B, H-3-C. Faculty: Catherine Marienau
CONFLICT, COLONIALISM AND COMMERCE: ENCOUNTERING THAILAND AND ITS NEIGHBORS
Drawing on local resources, students will gain valuable understanding of some of the minority cultures in the region and their tenuous relationship to the dominant 'host' culture. By engaging with present- day Thailand, participants will also gain insight into its rich and complex past. Through visits to cultural centers and interactions with local people, participants will experience life among ethnic groups in the Chiang Mai province such as the 'Long-Necked' sub-group of the Karen people, as well as in the border regions of Cambodia and Burma (Myanmar). In Bangkok, we will experience its modern and ancient faces culminating in cultural activities with DePaul alumni living in Thailand.
JUVENILE JUSTICE: IS IT WORKING?
This course will explore juvenile justice through a sociological lens that encompasses legal, ethical, institutional, racial, gender and economic perspectives. The course will address the foundation and origin of the juvenile justice system in Illinois and its role as pioneer in juvenile justice throughout the United States. We will examine the various entities responsible for the implementation of juvenile justice including the challenges and obstacles encountered in pursuit of intervention and prevention of juvenile delinquency. A network of professionals dedicated to working with and supporting juveniles involved in the system will speak to how the key institutions interact, combat and collaborate with each other and the impact those dynamics have on the juveniles, their families and communities. The methodologies and efficacy of responses to delinquency such as punishment, incarceration, rehabilitation, substance treatment and re-entry will also be considered. The class will take on such questions as what contributes to juvenile delinquency, how is juvenile delinquency defined, how does it differ amongst communities, how did we get here and what does the future of juvenile delinquency look like in Illinois?
ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES
An exploration of religion and ethics from a comparative and international perspective. Ethical dimensions of diverse world religious traditions will be investigated within their own particular historical and cultural contexts, and students will be asked to consider and evaluate their own ethical orientations in the light of these studies.
THEMES IN SOCIAL THOUGHT
Consideration of the writings of social philosophers regarding the nature, origins and meanings of human society.
Study of cultural identities, values, and interaction of diverse groups. Among the concepts explored will be race, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ableism, and age. The material will draw upon all the social sciences as well as appropriate samples from the literature.
SEX AND GENDER IN THE CITY
Examines the role of sex, sexuality, and gender in urban life, their interaction in urban spaces, and the formation of related private and public social policies.