Peace and Justice Studies


Uniquely flexible, the Peace and Justice minor offers an opportunity to explore personal and professional interests in building a more equitable and harmonious world.

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Program Locations


Required Courses

IDS 160/HIS 160 - Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
IDS 450 - Seminar Experience: Peace and Justice Studies
Experiential Learning Course — (consult with program coordinator)

Select one course on violence and conflict resolution:

HIS 200 - Age of Genocide
HIS 310 - America's Time of Trial
HIS/POL 325 - Revolution and Terrorism
HIS 402 - Women, War and Peace
HIS 404 - United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century
IDS 471 - Honors: Politics and Ethics of War and Peace
POL 430 - International Organizations and World Politics
RST 304 - Christian Social Ethics
RST 345 - Justice and Peace

Select one course on inequity and social justice:

HIS/POL 290 - Women in Islamic Societies
HIS/POL/LSP 427 - Study Tour to Guatemala
PHL 322 - Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 323 - Feminist Philosophy
PHL 324 - Critical Theories of Race
POL 351 - Problems of Developing Nations
POL 401 - Political and Economic Globalization
POL 430 - International Organizations and World Politics
POL 440 - Global Issues
RST 304 - Christian Social Ethics
RST 345 - Justice and Peace
RST 411H - Catholic Women Theologians
RST 427 - Study tours (with approval of program coordinator)

Select one course on Earth and sustainability:

BUS 436 - Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business Practices
ENV 120 - Earth’s Biosphere
ENV 121 - Earth’s Physical Spheres
ECO 440 - Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ENV/PHL 336 - Environmental Ethics

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, lectures and seminars provide a climate for individualized learning while diverse course topics offer an opportunity to customize the minor to your interests and goals.

Peace and Justice Studies Careers

  • Law
  • Ministry
  • Public Service
  • Mediation
  • International Affairs
  • Non-Profits
  • Journalism
  • Academic Research
  • Teaching