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 2018 PJHR Certificate Courses can be found here .
Here is the Course Approval Form to be submitted with a syllabus for consideration for addition to the PJHR Certificate curriculum.
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.