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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 3400 Conflict Transformation Resolution and Sustainable Peace 3
  PJST 4900   Peace and Justice Studies Capstone 3
  PJST 3000   Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies 3
Elective Requirements:    12 Credits 
Complete 12 credit hours selected from the following list: 12
Peace, War, and Conflict:   
  PJST 3020 The Ethics of War and Peace  (3.0)  
  PJST 3030 The Scientific Study of War and Peace  (3.0)  
  PJST 3040 Peace in Historical Context  (3.0)  
  PJST 3100 Introduction to Human Security  (3.0)  
  PJST 3200 Global Poverty Facts Causes and Solutions  (3.0)  
  PJST 3300 Community Development  (3.0)  
  PJST 4200 Advanced Poverty Studies:Global Problems and Policies  (3.0)  
  PJST 4300 Race Gender and Class in Peace and Justice  (3.0)  
  AIST 3850 The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present  (3.0)  
  HIST 3540 History of South Africa  (3.0)  
  HIST 4130 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust  (3.0)  
  HIST 4140 Genocide in the Twentieth Century  (3.0)  
  POLS 3100 Survey of International Terrorism  (3.0)  
  POLS 3650 Model United Nations (3.0)  
Justice:   
  AIST 3600 American Indian Policy and Tribal Government  (3.0)  
  AIST 4600 Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues  (3.0)  
  HIST 3800 Environmental History of the United States  (3.0)  
  POLS 3500 International Relations of the Middle East  (3.0)  
  POLS 3600 International Relations of East Asia  (3.0)  
  SOC 320G Race and Minority Relations  (3.0)  
  SOC 3460 Political Sociology  (3.0)  
  SOC 3520 Environmental 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:   
  CNST 4795 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3.0)  
  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)  
  PJST 475R Issues in Peace and Justice Studies (3.0)  
  POLS 4500 International Conflict and Security (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 3400 Conflict Transformation Resolution and Sustainable Peace 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:

History & Political Science

Location:

CB 203A 303A

Telephone:

801-863-8487

Email:

HISTPOLS@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/hps

Chair:

Jay DeSart

 

 
 

Mission Statement

In keeping with the University's mission, the History and Political Science department is dedicated to providing students with a broad range of opportunities in general-education and discipline-specific courses. Our faculty members are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, and research. In an environment of discussion-based classroom experience and independent research opportunities, students develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and history and political science research methods. The History and Political Science department continually strives to provide a reflective, multicultural, and international perspective for students to actively engage in.

 
 

History & Political Science

 

Administrative Contact:

  • Kimberly Williamson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5885
  • Email:  Kimberlyw@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 185

 Advisors:

  • John Macfarlane
  • Telephone: 801-863-6716
  • Office: CB 506w
  • Email: Macfarjo@uvu.edu


History Program Coordinator Contact:

 
 

Faculty

Baktybek Abdrisaev(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Electronics, Academy of Science Belarus.

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Lyn Bennett(1996)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, B.A., Anthropology, M.S.E., Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., History, University of Kansas.

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Andrew Bibby(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Honors English, Concordia University; Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University.

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Richard Cho(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Ph.D., Political Science, Stony Brook; M.A., Political Psychology, Columbia University.

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Geoffrey Cockerham(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona; J.D., Louisiana State University

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Jennifer Cullison(2018)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, M.A., History, San Francisco University, M.A., Religious Studies, Ph.D., History, University of Colorado.

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Jay Desart(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Lynn England(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburg.

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F. Farnsworth Jr.(1972)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.A., International Administration, Brigham Young University; M.Phil., Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah.

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Michael Goode(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, Goshen College; M.A., Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rick Griffin(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History; Ph.D., Education, Leadership, and Foundations, Brigham Young University; J.D., University of Mississippi.

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John Hunt(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Indiana University Southeast; M.A., Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Early Modern Italian and European History, The Ohio State University.

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Ernest Istook(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Journalism, Baylor University; J.D., S.J., Quinney College of Law.

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Dustin Jansen(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



A.S., Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., History, Brigham Young University; J.D., S. J., Quinney College of Law.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., PhD, Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., PhD, Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Brendan McCarthy(2018)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, St. Mary's College of Maryland, M.A., History, Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Jenna Nigro(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History & French, Allegheny College; M.A., French Studies, New York University; Ph.D., History, University of Illinois.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



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

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Luke Peterson(2014)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Utah Valley University; MPAA, Public Policy, Harvard University.

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Keith Snedegar(1993)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Michigan; M.S., English/Latin, University of Edinburgh; D.Phil., Modern History, University of Oxford.

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Steven Sylvester(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Political Science, California State University, Chico; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas.

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David Wilson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History and Classical Antiquities, M.A., Classics, University of Kansas; Ph.D., U.S. History, Brigham Young University.

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Adrienne Winans(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Chicago; M.A., World History, New York University; Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Kristin Youngbull(2019)

Lecturer

Department: History and Political Science
Faculty



BA, Brigham Young University, MA, University of Oklahoma, PhD, Arizona State University,

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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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