Justice and Peace Studies Minor
- Prepare for leadership in today’s complex, interdependent, global society.
- Develop skills in critical analysis and cultivate the capacity for hope.
- Learn to embody Marywood’s core values through an emphasis on respect for each person, empowerment for social change, and service.
Courses: (Requires 18 Credits)
Required courses are three in religious studies and one in history. These include a service course--either RST 339 or 338, RST 230 Political and Liberation Theologies, and one of these ethics courses--either RST 216 or RST 233. The required course in history is HIST 105. The remainder of the 18 credits may be taken from any of the courses listed below.
Because the ability to integrate interdisciplinary resources is essential to the purpose of the program, a capstone paper is required in whichever course is the final course that the student takes to meet the program requirements. This capstone requirement will be negotiated at the beginning of the course by the student to the satisfaction of the applicable professor.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (3 courses)
- RST 230 Political and Liberation Theologies (new course)
- RST 216 Social Morality: National Issues
- RST 233 Christian Social Morality: A Global Perspective
- RST 339 International Service Program
- RST 338 National/Local Service Program
- RST 234 Women and Religion
- BUS 380 Business Ethics
- ENGL 485 Writing and Cultural Studies
- ENGL 490 Feminist Writing and Rhetoric
- SPAN 332 Hispanic Literature of Social Protest
- PHIL 318 Perspectives on the Pursuit of Peace (
Cross listedwith History 120)
- PHIL 328 Environmental Ethics
- PHIL 340 Animal Ethics
- PHIL 415 Climate Justice
- PHIL 416 Perspectives on Women
- PHIL 431 Global Justice
- HIST 105 Ethnicity and Diversity in the Modern World* required
- HIST 120 Perspectives on the Pursuit of Peace (
cross listedwith Philosophy)
- HIST 220 Hunger in the Twenty-first Century
- HIST 230 Women in the Developing World
- HIST 440 Contemporary History of Latin America
- HIST 443 Contemporary History of Africa
- HIST 454 Contemporary History of the Middle East
- SW 230 Analysis of Social Welfare Policy
- SW 250 Contemporary Social work Practice
- SW425 Children’s Rights and Societal Response
Students interested in the minor should contact the director,
Sr. Mary Ann Zimmer, ND
570-348-6211, ex 2973
Immaculata Hall 114