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 applied to the minor.

 Minor Requirements for Peace, Justice, and Ecology

RequirementsHours
ANTH 104Introduction to Peace Studies3
In addition to ANTH 104, any one of the the following courses is required:3
Nationalism Ethnicity and Violence
Anthropology of Human Rights
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Peaceful Societies and Peace Systems
The Power of Nonviolence
Technologial Monitoring of Human Rights and Conflicts
Advanced Peace Studies
Intern in Peace, Justice and Ecology
Special Problems in Peace Research
Special Problems in Human Rights
Peace, Justice & Ecology Electives
Select any four of the following:12
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introductory Archaeology
Contemporary Global Issues
Nationalism Ethnicity and Violence
Anthropology of Human Rights
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
Technologial Monitoring of Human Rights and Conflicts
Biological Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
Historical Ecology
Special Problems in Peace Research
Special Problems in Human Rights
Microbial Ecology
Environmental Engineering
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Introduction to Disease Prevention in Health Education/Promotion
Economics of Environment
Our Global Environment: Issues and Challenges
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
Women in American History
U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Media, Crime & Justice
Contemporary Moral Issues
Bioethics
Cooperation and Competition
Human Rights
Social Change
Environmental Sociology
Disaster Preparedness
Total Hours18