Peace, Justice and Ecology

Interdisciplinary Minor

Director: Peter Verbeek (Anthropology)

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. Verbeek, Department of Anthropology (University Hall 3165).

Grade Requirement

A C or better is required in all courses applied to the minor.

 Minor in Peace, Justice, and Ecology

ANTH 104Introduction to Peace Studies3
In addition to ANTH 104, any one of the the following courses is required:3
Peace & Environmental Sustainability
Intern in Peace, Justice and Environmental Study
Peace, Justice & Ecology Electives
Select any four of the following:12
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Economic Development and Indigenous Societies
Nationalism Ethnicity and Violence
Anthropology of Human Rights
Anthropology of Gender
Peace Ethology
Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Peaceful Societies and Peace Systems
Peace & Environmental Sustainability
Prehistory of War and Peace in North America
War & Peace in Ancient Mesopotamia
Anthropology of Peoples and their Dogs
Religion, Reconciliation, & Forgiveness
Technological Monitoring of Cultural Resources, Human Rights and Conflict
Transitional Justice and Human Rights
Villains, Victims, & Vigilantes
The Conquest of Mexico
Propaganda, Fake News, and Hate Speech
Medical Anthropology & Health Disparities
Advanced Peace Studies
Biological Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
Intern in Peace, Justice and Environmental Study
Special Problems in Peace Research
Special Problems in Human Rights
Human Population and the Earth's Environment
Environmental Engineering
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Principles of Sustainable Development
Introduction to Disease Prevention in Community Health and Human Services
Restorative Justice
Economics of Environment
Women in American History
U.S. Civil Rights Movement
LGBT History
Contemporary Moral Issues
The Rule of Law
Environmental Ethics
Ethics of War
Philosophy of Law
Human Rights
Women and War
Human Trafficking
International Law
Social Change
Environmental Sociology
Disaster Preparedness
Total Hours18