Peace, Justice and Ecology

Interdisciplinary Minor

Directors: Loretta Cormier, Douglas Fry, and Chris Kyle (Anthropology)

Faculty: Baker (Social Work), Becker (Environmental Health Sciences), Biga (Sociology), Copes (Justice Sciences), Dickinson (Environmental Health Sciences), Ertas (Government), Keitt (History), King (History), Petri (Human Studies)

The Peace, Justice, and Ecology minor, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking a broad learning experience in human-ecological interactions, bio-cultural diversity, and strategies to foster social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability from a holistic perspective. The Peace, Justice, and Ecology studies minor offers students the opportunity to examine themes of ecological adaptation and sustainability as well as environmental health and human rights in local, cross-cultural, and global contexts, and to apply scientific, philosophical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems.

Students interested in Peace Studies and this particular minor can contact Dr. Douglas Fry, Chair of the Department of Anthropology (Heritage Hall 315).

Grade Requirement

A C or better is required in all courses a

Minor Requirements for Peace, Justice and Ecology
ANTH 104Introduction to Peace Studies3
ANTH 483Intern in Peace, Justice and Ecology3
or ANTH 447 Advanced Peace Studies
Peace, Justice & Ecology Electives
Select four of the following:12
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introductory Archaeology
Contemporary Global Issues
Anthropology of Gender
Human Rights, Peace, and Justice
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Peaceful Societies and Peace Systems
Prehistory of War and Peace in North America
War & Peace in Ancient Mesopotamia
The Power of Nonviolence
Technological Monitoring of Human Rights and Conflicts
Biological Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
Historical Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Environmental Engineering
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Civil Engineering Honors Seminar
Economics of Environment
Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
Our Global Environment: Issues and Challenges
Nature vs. Nurture: Genes, Environment and Health
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
Physical Geology
Planet Earth
Personal Health
Introduction to Epidemiology and Disease Impact
Women in American History
U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Reacting to the Past
Historic Preservation and Public Policy
Media, Crime & Justice
Contemporary Moral Issues
Cooperation and Competition
Human Rights
Social Change
Introduction to Medical Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Disaster Preparedness
Total Hours18

pplied to the minor.