Peace and Justice Studies - Requirements

For a 15-credit minor in peace and justice studies, students complete:

  • PO 115 Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice,
  • Three electives from the University curriculum chosen in consultation with the director of the minor, and
  • PJ 398 Capstone Research Seminar.

Students pursuing a peace and justice studies minor may also elect PJ 298 Internship in Advocacy and Community Organizing. This internship provides students in the minor with the opportunity to understand, through direct participation, how citizens organize to empower their communities and promote policies that will benefit them. Interns are often placed with community organizations in the greater Bridgeport area and some placements include advocacy work in the state legislature in Hartford. The internship is currently an elective and not required of students in the minor.

The introductory course, PO 115, and the concluding seminar, PJ 398, are required for the minor. Students select three electives, with approval of the director, from courses in the University curriculum relevant to the study of peace and justice.