Education and Curriculum

The Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Certificate is designed to complement a major in any field as well as provide an enriching educational experience to non-degree seeking students. The program has a tailored curriculum which allows students flexibility to design a program which matches their personal interests, academic and professional objectives. Graduates enter fields such as law, international relations, social and community work and education. Click here for frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Certificate. 

To select the Certificate, students must print the major/minor change form and add the PJHR Certificate under "add 1st minor" and have the Executive Director sign and provide directly to the Registrar Office. 

For those that wish to elect the Certificate as a non-degree seeking student, please see the page developed by the Registrar’s Office for registration information .

The University catalog with information on the program can be found here

Fall 2017 PJHR Certificate Courses can be found here .

Students are required to complete fifteen (15) credit hours from three categories of classes:

CORE COURSES   (six credit hours required)

PAX 3001: Introduction to Peace Studies 
IDS 3188: International Human Rights 
INR 4006: War & Peace 
PHI 4661: Ethics 
COM 4707: Peace, Conflict and Oral Narrative 
SPC 4633: Rhetoric of Social Protest 
SYR 4930: Sociology of Human Rights 
SYA 4930: Sociology of Peace and Justice

ELECTIVE COURSES (six credit hours required)

WST 3325: Women, Violence, Resistance 
INR 3502: International Organization 
SYP 4304: Social Movements 
CPO 4724: Ethnic Conflict 
SOW 4141: Family Violence 
PHM 3440: Philosophy of Law 
SPC 4540: Persuasion Propaganda 
SYP 4454: Globalization and Social Movements 
SYO 4930: Sociology of Law

CONTEXT COURSES (three credit hours required)

 INR 3403: International Law 
INR 4503: Model United Nations 
MMC 4301: International Communication 
CCJ 4174: International Criminal Justice Systems 
CCJ 4642: Organized Crime & the Business of Drugs 
PHI 3640: Environmental Ethics 
SYA 4150: Social Conflict 
ANT 4407: Human Impulses 
LIT 4605: Literature and War 
COM 3402: Conflict and Communication 
SPC 3701: Intercultural Communication 
HIS 3434: Introduction to Public History 
CPO 4724: Comparative Politics of Ethnic Conflict

*No more than six (6) credit hours may be taken from any one department.

  

 

 



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