Major & Minor, pre-2012

(The following information continues to apply for students who signed up for a Justice and Peace Studies major prior to 2012, unless they ask to switch into our new curriculum.)

St. Thomas offers a major and a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. Many students double major with another department. Students have selected a wide range of departments for a double major, with the largest number in the social sciences, theology, philosophy, and languages. 

Major in Justice and Peace Studies: (36-40 credits)

Core Courses: (20 credits)

  1. JPST 250  Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies (4 credits)

  2. JPST 280  Active Nonviolence (4 credits)

  3. JPST 470  Conflict Resolution (4 credits)

  4. JPST 472  Justice and Peace Senior Seminar (4 credits)

  5. THEO 421  Theologies of Justice and Peace (4 credits)

Descriptive Analysis: (4 credits)

Normative Analysis: (4 credits)

Elective Coursework: (8-12 credits)

  1. Courses as approved by the Program Director

Experiential Learning: (up to 4 credits)

 

Option 1

Option 2

  1. JPST 473  Vocational Internship Seminar (0 credits) 
    and
  2. Approved volunteer internship 
    (0 credits)
    or
  3. Approved volunteer internshipwith
  4. JPST 375-378  Experiential Learning (2-4 credits)

Some semester-long programs of international study or urban immersion include internships.

  1. All HECUA programs qualify
  2. For other programs, consult the Justice and Peace Studies Program Director

 

Note: Students who do not take a strong methods course in a second major are strongly encouraged to take a course such as the following:

  1. GEOG 221 Computer Skills in Geography (4 credits)
  2. POLS 205 Introduction to the American Public Policy Process (4 credits)
  3. SOCI 210 Research Methods in Sociology (4 credits)
  4. SOC 220 Sociological Analysis (4 credits)

Minor in Justice and Peace Studies: (20 credits)

Core Courses: (12 credits)

  1. JPST 250  Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies (4 credits)
  2. JPST 280  Active Nonviolence (4 credits)
  3. THEO 421  Theologies of Justice and Peace (4 credits)

Elective Coursework: (8 credits)

  1. Courses as approved by the Program Director