This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2022 to April 2023.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2022-2023, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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CPSJ 112.3: Introduction to Peace Studies

What is peace? What is justice? What are the causes that lead to violent conflict, what strategies can bring violent conflict to an end, and what conditions promote human flourishing? This course introduces students to the various ways scholars and activists define peace and the challenges they face in securing peace. The course surveys the major causes of direct and structural violence; the various definitions of “peace” and the conditions under which it is achieved and sustained; and the comparative success of various strategies to promote nonviolent social change. Because peace studies is an interdisciplinary field, the course will draw widely on sources from the humanities and social sciences. And because peace studies is a praxis-oriented field, students will also be asked to reflect on both applications of theory to current global and local events as well as on their own practices of community engagement.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students with credit for INTS 112 may not take this course for credit.


CPSJ 203.3: Cultivating Humanity

This course will explore what it means to be human, and to become humane, by drawing from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. It will provide an intellectual framework for understanding interconnections between the personal and the group on both a local and global level in relation to social, cultural, economic, and ecological issues. This course gives attention to an increasing awareness of the challenges associated with intercultural relations, fostering respect for diversity, and the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): 18 credit units at university level or permission of the instructor.
Note: The course may only be used toward the Electives Requirements in Arts and Science degree programs. Students with credit for INTS 200.6 or INTS 203.3 may not take this course for credit.


CPSJ 310.3: Peace Theory and Praxis

An interdisciplinary survey and synthesis of contemporary peace theory and peacebuilding practices. Topics may include approaches to peacebuilding, conflict transformation, reconciliation, mediation, and international conflict resolution.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): CPSJ 112.3, INTS 112.3 or 60 credit units at the university level.
Note: Students with credit for INTS 310.3 may not take this course for credit.


CPSJ 400.3: Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good

This course is meant as a capstone for students completing a Minor in Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good. Students will be engaged in a critical inquiry into current conditions of social life to inspire their participation in equitable and sustainable alternatives for our common social good. Core categories include cycles of exclusion, rural/urban justice, ecojustice and globalization.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): 36 credit units of completed university study including INTS 203.3 or CPSJ 203.3.
Note: Students with credit for INTS 400.3 may not take this course for credit.