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Peace and Justice Studies, Minor

Requirements

The Peace & Justice Studies minor approaches phenomena empirically and theoretically associated with violence/nonviolence and injustice/justice, including peace, justice, mediation and conflict resolution, philosophy and religion. These topics are investigated at multiple levels from the realm of the personal and familial, to international structures, conventions, institutions, and history.

Total Program Credits: 21

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU
Discipline Core Requirements: 6 Credits 
  PJST 4900   Peace and Justice Studies Capstone 3
  PJST 3000   Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies 3
Elective Requirements:    15 Credits 
Complete 15 credits, at least one course from each of the following areas (additional courses may be substituted upon advisor approval): 15
Peace, War, and Conflict:   
  PJST 3020   The Ethics of War and Peace  (3.0)  
  HIST 430G   Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America  (3.0)  
  HIST 385G   The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present  (3.0)  
  HIST 4130   Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust  (3.0)  
  HIST 3520   The United States and Vietnam--1945 to Present  (3.0)  
  HIST 3540   History of South Africa  (3.0)  
  HIST 4140   Genocide in the Twentieth Century  (3.0)  
  POLS 3100   Survey of International Terrorism  (3.0)  
Justice:   
  CJ 4160   Constitutional Criminal Rights  (3.0)  
  CJ 4200   Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice  (3.0)  
  CJ 4700   Comparative Criminal Justice Systems  (3.0)  
  HIST 3800   Environmental History of the United States  (3.0)  
  AIST 4600   Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues  (3.0)  
  POLS 3500   International Relations of the Middle East  (3.0)  
  POLS 3600   International Relations of East Asia  (3.0)  
  POLS 359G   American Indian Law and Tribal Government  (3.0)  
  SOC 3450   Environmental Sociology  (3.0)  
  SOC 320G   Race and Minority Relations  (3.0)  
  SOC 3460   Political Sociology  (3.0)  
  SOC 3700   Social Inequality  (3.0)  
Mediation/Conflict Resolution:   
  LEGL 3410   Mediation and Negotiation  (3.0)  
  LEGL 4100   Advanced Mediation  (3.0)  
  LEGL 3150   Survey of Dispute Resolution  (3.0)  
  LEGL 4200   Domestic Mediation  (3.0)  
Philosophy and Religion:   
  PHIL 3530   Environmental Ethics  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3540   Christian Ethics  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3700   Social and Political Philosophy  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3150   Philosophical Issues in Feminism  (3.0)  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PJST 3000 Introduction to Peace & Justice Studies 3
PJST Elective Peace & Justice Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of PHIL 2050, PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G is required for PJST 3000; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, criminal justice, history, political science, english, legal studies, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PJST Elective Peace & Justice Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
PJST Elective Peace & Justice Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, criminal justice, history, political science, english, legal studies, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PJST Elective Peace & Justice Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, criminal justice, history, political science, english, legal studies, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PJST Elective Peace & Justice Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
PJST 4900 Peace & Justice Studies Capstone 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020, and Senior class standing are required for PJST 4900; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, criminal justice, history, political science, english, legal studies, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 21

Department

Name:

Interdisciplinary Studies

Location:

CB 410f

Telephone:

801-863-6288

Email:

gosherjo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/idst

Chair:

John C. Goshert

 
 

Mission Statement

Interdisciplinary Studies provides a framework for supporting innovative, boundary-crossing inquiry among students and faculty across campus as well as in wider intellectual and social communities. IDST coordinates existing multidisciplinary minor and emphasis programs and provides guidance and support as new programs are envisioned and established. IDST programs promote instructional excellence and offer a variety of courses and events that enhance the overall academic experience at Utah Valley University.

 
 

Interdisciplinary Studies

Advisor: Erin Donahoe-Rankin

  • Telephone: 801-863-6717
  • Office: CB 506h
  • Email: donohoer@uvu.edu  
  • Appointments: 801-863-5717

 

Students who have declared a Bachelor degree may choose to add a minor in the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Chinese Commerce
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Deaf Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Peace & Justice Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
 
 
  • American Indian Studies
  • Coordinator: David Wilson
  • Email: wilsondr @uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6916
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • American Studies
  • Coordinator: Philip Gordon
  • Email: philip.gordon@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8186
  • Home Department: Communication
  • Chinese Commerce
  • Coordinator: Hong Pang
  • Email: hong.pang@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8370
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • Office: CB 203p
  • Chinese Studies
  • Coordinator: Alex Yuan
  • Email: GYuan@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-5199
  • Home Department: Languages and Cultures
  • Office: CB 306f
  • Cinema Studies
  • Coordinator: Jans Wager
  • Email: jans.wager@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8340
  • Home Department: English and Literature
  • Office: LA 114J
  • Classical Studies
  • Coordinator: Michael Shaw
  • Email: shawmi@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6265
  • Home Department: Philosophy and Humanities
  • Office: CB 507
  • Deaf Studies
  • Coordinator: Dan Hoffman
  • Email: dhoffman@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8518 (Languages Department Office)
  • Home Department: Languages and Cultures
  • Office: CB 306
  • Environmental Studies
  • Coordinator: Dan Stephen
  • Email: daniel.stephen@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8584
  • Home Department: Earth Sciences
  • Office: PS 224
  • Gender Studies
  • Coordinator: Numsiri Kunakemakorn
  • Email: numsirik@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-5469
  • Home Department: Secondary Education
  • Office: ME 112J
  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Coordinator: Lynn England
  • Email: lynn.england@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8119
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Coordinator: Brian Birch
  • Email: brian.birch@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6363
  • Home Department: Center for the Study of Ethics
  • Office: CB 411
  • Russian Studies
  • Coordinator: Frederick White
  • Email: frederick.white@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8361
  • Home Department: Academic Affairs—Engaged Learning
  • Office: BA 211c

 

 
 

 

Faculty

Brian Birch(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Religious Studies

M.S., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion & Theology, Claremont Graduate University.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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John Goshert(2001)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S., M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., English, Purdue University.

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Numsiri Kunakemakorn(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Gender Studies

B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Multicultural & International Education, University of San Francisco; M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Purdue University.

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Samuel Liang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Studies

B.A., Architecture, Anhul Architectural Industry Institute; M.A., History of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai; Ph.D., Art History, Binghampton University.

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Michael Minch(2001)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Peace and Justice Studies

B.A., History, Grand Canyon College; M.A., Political Philosophy, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Utah; M. Divinity, The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Commerce

Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, M.A., Economics, University of Southern California; B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R.China.

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Michael Shaw(2003)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Classical Studies

B.A., Philosophy, Bates College; M.A., Philosophy, Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Environmental Studies

Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M. University.

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Jans Wager(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program

B.A., Distributed Studies (Communication Emphasis), University of Colorado; M.A., German, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California.

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Careers

Careers:  
Because matters of peace and justice are of perennial - and perhaps growing - concern, students who earn a Peace & Justice Studies minor will place themselves in a multi-faceted market of career opportunities including law, social work, counseling, mediation and conflict resolution, development, diplomacy, nonprofit management, education, various forms of government employment, and more.

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