Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Certificate: 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.

For more information on how to select the PJHR Minor/Certificate, visit http://www.fau.edu/registrar/ChangeOfMajor.php

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.


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 (12) credit hours from two categories of classes:

Spring 2021 Courses and Descriptions - PJHR Faculty Affiliates


CORE COURSES (six credit hours required)

PAX 3001: Introduction to Peace Studies
HIS 3204: History of Human Rights
SPC 4633: Rhetoric of Social Protest
ANT 4409: Anthropology of Peace and Violence 
SYA 4930: Special Topics (Human Rights)

ELECTIVE COURSES (six credit hours required)

BUL 4443: Ethics in Business 
EDF 2085: Introduction to Diversity for Educators 
EDF 2854: The Educated Citizen in a Global Contex
EDF 3203: Equity Issues in Multicultural Education (Prerequisites Required) 
EDF 3610: Educators in a Multicultural Society 
EUH 4684: History of European Sexuality 
FIL 4058:  Radical Film, New Media and Social Movements 
INR 3502: International Organization 
INR 4075: The Politics of Human Rights 
INR 4350: Global Environmental Politics and Policies 
CPO 4724: Comparative Politics/Ethnic Conflict 
SOW 4141: Family Violence 
SOW 4357: Issues in Counseling Women 
SOW 4620: Evidence Based: Diversity Practice in Social Work 
PAD 4894: Diversity and Social Vulnerability in Public Safety Administration 
PAD 4144: Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector 
PAX 4930: Special Topics 
PHM 3400: Philosophy of Law 
PHI 2642: Honors Ethics of Social Diversity 
PHI 3633: Honors Biomedical Ethics 
PHI 4661: Ethical Theory 
POS 2692: Honors Punishment  
SPC 4271: Capstone in Communication and Civic Life (Prerequisites Required) 
SYP 4454: Globalization and Social Movements 
SYP 4453: Global Social Change  
ANT 4006: Anthropology, Cultural Rights, and Human Rights  
INR 3403: International Law: Foundations and Institutions  
INR 4503: Advanced Diplomacy  
MMC 4301: International Communication  
CJE 4174: International Criminal Justice Systems 
CCJ 4642: Organized Crime and the Business of Drugs
CCJ 4694: Human Trafficking: A Global Justice Issue                                                                                                                          
PHI 3640: Environmental Ethics 
PHI 3653: Honors Ethics of Business, Government and Society 
LIT 4605: Literature of War  
SPC 3710: Intercultural Communication  
CPO 4724: Comparative Politics of Ethnic Conflict  
CPO 4033: Global Development and Equality of Nations  
WST 2351: Gender & Climate Change  
WST 3325: Women, Violence & Resiliance  
WST 4349: Green Consciousness 

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