PJ 200 Introduction to Peace & Justice (3.00)
Introduce students to themes within the academic discipline of peace and justice studies. Discussion is focused on nonviolence in theory and practice, and includes interdisciplinary threads from history, philosophy, literature, religion, economics, and social analysis.
Cross listing(s): PJ 200 PJ 200C.
PJ 400 Foundations of Peace/Justice (3.00)
Provides an overview of conceptual approaches to the study of peace and justice. Examines the theory and practice of nonviolence, explores domestic and international social issues and uses case studies to discuss social change strategies.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PJ*200;
PJ 401 Research & Writing in the Community (3.00)
Practical introduction to community-based research methodologies and writing in peace and justice studies, including historical methods, news and other content analysis, data collection, field research, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and surveys. NOTE: This is a writing-intensive course and includes community-based learning.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PJ*200;
Cross listing(s): ED 400.
PJ 402 Engaging in the Common Good (3.00)
Investigates core theories and practices underlying the concept of the Common Good. Analyzes how groups have sought to fulfill the Common Good and how these approaches underlie many current values based conflicts. Builds on these various approaches and culminates in academic research and community engagement to facilitate a process to bring about a particular Common Good issue.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PJ*200;
Cross listing(s): RS 402L.
PJ 403 International Law & Human Rights (3.00)
Examines how International Law has become a process of normative regime-building that secures the inherent Human Rights of all people with the help of global monitoring, domestic education and law enforcement and international discourse through the UN system.
Pre-requisite: TAKE POL*241 OR POL*281;
Cross listing(s): POL 404.
PJ 404 Christ in a Culture of Violence (3.00)
Explores contemporary issues and values in U.S. society. Analyzes the culture of consumerism and violence in contrast to the gospel message. Focuses on nonviolent alternatives consistent with the life and teachings of Jesus.
Cross listing(s): CAS 420G RS 404.
PJ 405 Interpersonal Conflict Studies (3.00)
Examines conflict in a variety of human relationships. Explores conceptual and practical skills to analyze and mange conflicts including face-to-face and third-party negotiations.
Cross listing(s): COM 405.
PJ 406 Intercultural Communication (3.00)
Using readings, film, field experience and/or dialogue, the course investigates cultural identity, meaning, patterns, relationships and conflicts that arise as contact increases between people of different cultures in our global society.
Cross listing(s): COM 400.
PJ 409 Letras Y Arte: Literacy & Art (3.00)
Explores multiple literacies used to develop thinking and communication, with particular focus on elements of writing and the visual arts used in historical and contemporary contexts by artists and writers who convey positions on social justice issues. Visits to artists or authors are integral. Participants will instruct children from the local Latino community in visual art and writing.
Cross listing(s): ED 408.
PJ 410 Money, Power & Justice: a Biblical Prspv (3.00)
Examination of money, power, labor, authority, and violence in the Bible and Christian tradition. Explores issues related to justice and social concerns as they apply to contemporary life and situations.
PJ 412 Immigration in American History (3.00)
Examines the history of immigration into the United States from the early 19th century to the present. Explores federal policies, public debates surrounding the issue of immigration, and the social, economic, political consequences of immigration and the historical experiences of immigrants.
Cross listing(s): HS 412.
PJ 413 Strategies of Dialogue (3.00)
Examines the dynamics of group communication through theoretical lenses, explores some difficulties in negotiating high-stakes or emotional terrain, and practical approaches for imagining, conducting and participating in productive dialogues.
Cross listing(s): COM 413.
PJ 414 Diversity in the Workforce (3.00)
Examines changing roles of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, physically disabled, and elderly. Focuses on the internationalization of the workforce with respect to peace and justice. Provides an extended case application of theories of organizational behavior and change with an eye on globalization.
Cross listing(s): BA 414 PJ 414.
PJ 417 Hindu Religious and Social Issues (3.00)
Provides an examination of Hindu scriptures, social and religious tradition, and the implications for social justice.
PJ 418 Peace & Justice/Catholic Social Thought (3.00)
Studies the sources and influence of Catholic social teaching related to issues including human rights, poverty, economic justice, and war. Examines biblical and Church documents on justice and peace themes. NOTE: Junior standing required.
Pre-requisite: TAKE RT*201;
Cross listing(s): RT 402F CAS 460N.
PJ 419E-W Themes in Christianity: (3.00)
Examines peace and justice themes in Christianity. Explores such themes historically (e.g., Biblical themes on peace and social justice) or analytically (e.g., contemporary Catholic or Christian thoughts in topics of peace and social justice).
PJ 421 20th Century American Labor History (3.00)
Provides an overview of the development of an industrial labor force in the United States. Focuses on gender, ethnicity and class, while tracing the historical influence and contributions of the working class in American history. Major themes include the transformation of the organization of work, the everyday lives of workers, and the role of the government.
PJ 422 Diversity In the US Society (3.00)
Provides a critical and comparative analysis of race, ethnicity and other diversity in the United States. Includes racism, creation and maintenance of ethnic group status, political processes and movements for self-determination.
Cross listing(s): CR 422 SO 422.
PJ 423 Organizational Communication (3.00)
Surveys contemporary organizational communication theories and practices. Investigates issues such as diversity, participation, technology, corporate ethics, the environment, and globalization. Focuses on analyzing and critiquing current organizational practices and assumptions, with an aim toward increasing social justice and ethics.
PJ 424 Educational Disparity and Justice (3.00)
Examines current issues in education including how disparity in school systems impacts children, teachers and communities in a democratic society. Focuses on: How do issues of inequity relate to democratic principles on which public education is founded, and does the system promote justice?
PJ 425 Literature of Social Justice and Social (3.00)
Integrates different types of disciplinary thinking across the genres of poetry, fiction, drama and film. Explicitly interdisciplinary, in the context of literary history, ethics/philosophy, justice theory, sociology, peace and justice studies, and history/history of social change.
PJ 426 Food Justice (3.00)
Explores our relationship with food through analysis of power, privilege, and culture. Learn ways to change the alienation, structural violence, and injustice experienced within dominant systems of food production and consumption.
Cross listing(s): SO 412.
PJ 427 Social Inequality (3.00)
Provides a comparative examination of theoretical and ethnographic patters of inequality in the Untied States and other countries.
Pre-requisite: TAKE SO*200 OR SO*203;
Cross listing(s): SO 470.
PJ 430 The Discourse of Non-Violence (3.00)
The justification of violence on the grounds of its necessity, legitimacy, usefulness, and moral character is contrasted with the alternative's discourse of non-violence and its grounds of justification. The role each form of discourse plays in a theory of justice get official attention.
Cross listing(s): PL 430.
PJ 431 Freedom Movements & Human Rights (3.00)
Studies three social movements in America: civil rights, women's, gay/lesbian. Examines issues of human rights through historical events, political context, literary and artistic expression, philosophical perspectives, and religious beliefs.
PJ 432E-W Reading Seminar in Peace and Justice (3.00)
Introduces scholarly reading in the field of peace and justice studies.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PJ*200;
PJ 433 Vietnam and the U.S.: A Study in Cultur (3.00)
Studies the long view of Vietnamese history including the Vietnam War and current relations with the U.S. Examines multiple perspectives from history, culture, literature, religion, politics, and economics by way of historical fiction, biographies, film, and local speakers. Note: Junior standing or permission of instructor required.
PJ 438 US Foreign Policy Since WW II (3.00)
Reviews and evaluates the nature and conduct of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. Considers policies adopted by the U.S. to deal with the perceived international system, including intended outputs and actual outcomes of policy, and contemporary challenges.
Pre-requisite: POL*231 OR POL*241
Cross listing(s): POL 439.
PJ 439 Black Social Thought (3.00)
Focuses on African-American social thought and the West African influence from historical, political, sociological and cultural perspectives from pre-1492 to present day. Includes intensive pre-departure seminars, a two-week Ghanaian service-oriented field experience and service in Denver communities.
Cross listing(s): SO 439.
PJ 440 Gender, Sexuality & Communication (3.00)
Explores connections between communication, gender, and sexuality in close relationships, organizations and the media. Course involves readings, dialogues, films, field trips, and group projects.
Pre-requisite: TAKE COM*380 WS*400;
Cross listing(s): WS 440 COM 440 WGS 440.
PJ 441 Sustainable Communities (3.00)
Explores social, environmental, and economic issues that prevent and encourage more sustainable communities. Topics include transportation, sprawl, poverty, urban/wildlife interface, housing, population, consumption, municipal/toxic waste, community resources and empowerment, and a variety of proposed solutions from around the world.
Pre-requisite: SO*200 OR SO*203
Cross listing(s): ENVS 441 SO 441.
PJ 442 Women in Christianity (3.00)
Explores diverse historical and contemporary voices of women in Christianity emphasizing gender relations, theological views of feminine and masculine identity, and how the commitment to gender justice transforms structures and groups within Christianity.
Pre-requisite: TAKE RS*200 WS*400;
Cross listing(s): CAS 420M WS 460F RS 405J WGS 460F.
PJ 443 Imagining Social Capitalism (3.00)
Studies the symbiotic relationship between business and the liberal arts. Focuses on how economic philosophies have shaped business, and how the evolution of industry has shaped business practices. Interprets interrelations of business and liberal arts concepts to see how both contribute to sustainable organizational environments.
PJ 444 Economics of Poverty and Inequality (3.00)
Examines poverty, inequality, and discrimination in an economic context and explores the effectiveness of government policies designed to address associated inequalities. Consideration is given to the wealth gap, wage disparities, and capital access both within countries and between countries.
Pre-requisite: EC*320 EC*330
Cross listing(s): BA 444 EC 444 WS 444 WGS 444.
PJ 446 Comparative Public Policy (3.00)
Provides a comparative examination of public policy in western industrialized nation-states emphasizing the interaction and interdependency of politics and economics. Evaluates basic issues of public policy including distribution, extraction and regulation focusing on identifying both the range of possible choices and the actual outcomes of adopted policies under a variety of circumstances.
Pre-requisite: EC*200 OR EC*320
Cross listing(s): ENVS 445 EC 445 POL 445.
PJ 447 Global Justice (3.00)
Explores aspects of global economic justice, and how it can be attained, through consideration of theoretical and practical issues in human rights and development.
Cross listing(s): PL 448P.
PJ 448 Faith and Thought in Dialogue (3.00)
Explores issues in social justice that engages in dialogue Catholic social encyclicals and other faith-based documents, on the one hand, and the thinking of philosophers, on the other.
Cross listing(s): CAS 460J PL 448L RS 414G.
PJ 449 Comparative Foreign Policy (3.00)
Comparative description and evaluation of the foreign policies of a variety of contemporary nation-states, emphasizing systematic conditions, national priorities and objectives, and external outputs and outcomes. Future controversies and challenges will be identified, discussed, and evaluated.
Pre-requisite: POL*231 OR POL*241
Cross listing(s): POL 449.
PJ 450 Political Philosophy (3.00)
Explores basic issues in political philosophy such as the relation of individual and society, freedom and authority and justice and equality. Considers the writings of political thinkers from Plato to Rawls.
Cross listing(s): PL 450.
PJ 451E-W Global Issues in Peace and Justice (3.00)
Explores global issues through the lens of justice, peace building and social change.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PJ*200;
PJ 452 Punishment and Corrections (3.00)
Provides an historical, political and economic analysis of the penal system in the United States.
Cross listing(s): CR 452 CJ 452 SO 452.
PJ 454 International Political Economy (3.00)
Analyzes the interactions and interrelationships between political and economics factors at the global level. Factors include monetary management, trade, multinational corporations, foreign aid, cartels and debt. Considers Western and North-South systems.
Pre-requisite: EC*200 OR EC*320
Cross listing(s): ENVS 432 EC 432 POL 432.
PJ 456 Liberation & Dynamics of Transformation (3.00)
Explores the concept of liberation in the context of personal and social change through text, and field work with agencies working for change in the Denver area. NOTE: One 200-level PL course and Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required.
Cross listing(s): PL 492X.
PJ 457 Democracy and Disagreement: Red/Blue (3.00)
Examine the history and the current issues of political and cultural polarization in American society and provide students with opportunities to skillfully engage in honest, respectful political and cultural debate. Note: Junior standing or permission of instructor required.
PJ 460 Social Movements (3.00)
Examines a variety of U.S. social movements from the 1950's through the present. Explores theoretical questions of how movements emerge, who joins them, the effect of various tactics, and the factors that contribute to a movements' success or demise.
Cross listing(s): SO 460 SO 460.
PJ 461 Justice: Economic Systems & Gender (3.00)
Focuses on early works that explore economic systems, the ways in which these systems have raised questions about justice and how these systems have affected the lives of women and men. Covers Locke, Smith, Marx, Pateman, Lerner and Dorothy Day. Also covers contemporary authors Rawls, Nozick, Young and Cudd.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PL*270;
Cross listing(s): PL 492J WGS 485M.
PJ 462 American Political Theory (3.00)
Provides an intensive study of selected issues of U.S. politics, emphasizing individual research projects. Includes preparation and presentation of a major research project. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
PJ 463 Punk As Social Movement (3.00)
Analyzes the relationship between the punk community and modes of cultural resistance. Studies the rhetorical strategies employed by the punk community and various subcultures associated with punk rock (i.e. straight edge, riot grrrl and skinheads). Theoretically driven with punk as the object of analysis.
Cross listing(s): COM 485K.
PJ 464 Stand Up & Fight: Community Organizing (3.00)
Presents history, theory and strategies of community organizing in the United States, and experience of community organizing techniques by developing and implementing a community organizing project on the Regis campus or working with the local community organizers.
Cross listing(s): SO 464.
PJ 466 Justice/Econ Systems Phil Thought (3.00)
Examines economic justice as discussed by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick and others. Looks at the ways in which these thinkers are in conversation with one another, as well as the ways in which they touch on topics such as property, comparable worth, hunger, social choice, and government.
PJ 469 War in Cinema (3.00)
Examines and critiques representations of war in film from the perspectives of history, philosophy, and peace and justice studies. Emphasizes the four major war-film genres: patriotic, militaristic, realistic and anti-war.
Cross listing(s): PL 492E HS 469E.
PJ 470 Econ Dev in 3rd/4th Worlds (3.00)
Studies various models/theories of economic development that traces a history of underdevelopment in the third and fourth worlds. Investigates the various barriers and problem areas in developing countries. Assesses possibilities, prospects and policies of the future.
Cross listing(s): BA 472 ENVS 470 EC 470.
PJ 471E-W Topics in Spirituality: (3.00)
Investigate spirituality focusing on modern Christian spirituality, spiritual leaders including Ignatius of Loyola and prayer in the Christian tradition.
PJ 473 Environmental Ethics (3.00)
Examines the theories of value, justice, and gender and applies them to environmental problems such as sustainability, climate change, over-population, consumpton and waste, and wilderness protection, with the goal of developing ethical and political responses to these problems.
Cross listing(s): ENVS 415 PL 448J.
PJ 474 Modern Slavery and Trafficking (3.00)
Modern Slavery and human trafficking in global perspective. Covers sex trafficking, bonded labor, forced labor, child soldiers, chattel slavery, and domestic servant slavery. Explores the role of the state, organized crime, the media, culture, corruption, and debates about prostitution. Includes testimonies by survivors research reports, theoretical essays, policy statements, expert testimonies, and videos.
Pre-requisite: TAKE SO*200 OR PJ*400;
Cross listing(s): CR 474 SO 474.
PJ 475 Globalization and Revolution (3.00)
Critical examination of economic agencies and instruments of corporate globalization. Topics include the World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, corporate investment, foreign aid, the debt crisis, etc. Globalization is set in the historical context of colonialism.
Cross listing(s): SO 475.
PJ 476 Labor in the Americas (3.00)
Examines the history of labor and the working class in the United States with particular attention to the transnational nature of labor and laborers across national borders.
Cross listing(s): HS 416.
PJ 477 Greater Middle East 1500-Present (3.00)
Focuses on the transition of the Ottoman Empire and Iran from far-ranging multicultural economic centers to artificial nation-states imposed by European power, culminating in current conflicts.
Cross listing(s): HS 477.
PJ 478 Econ Policy/Justice/Common Gd (3.00)
Uses readings in economics, philosophy and Catholic social teaching to evaluate economic theory and economic policies that address social ills (e.g., poverty, unequal income distribution, unequal access to health care.)
Pre-requisite: TAKE EC*200 OR EC*320 AND EC*330;
Cross listing(s): CAS 443 EC 443.
PJ 482E-W Topics in Political Theory: (3.00)
Provides an intensive examination of the nature and aims of various forms of political theory, specific periods of political thought, major political thinkers or significant topics in political theory.
Cross listing(s): POL 482E-W.
PJ 484 Values-Focused Public Policy (3.00)
Examines the policies and procedures utilized by government to improve economic performance. Explores the role that individual and community world views and commitments to justice have in defining appropriate state and federal regulatory action, with particular attention to the Catholic world view and Catholic Social Thought. Areas of study include anti-trust, consumer protection, employment law, and environmental law.
Pre-requisite: EC*200 OR EC*320
Cross listing(s): BA 484 CAS 460G EC 484.
PJ 486 Negotiation and Mediation (3.00)
Explores analysis, theory, and practice of negotiation and mediation. Develops skills and improves understanding through simulations, feedback, and written analysis.
Pre-requisite: PJ*405 OR COM*380
Cross listing(s): COM 485G.
PJ 488 Oil & Water in Greater Middle East (3.00)
Focuses on the history and effects of water use and fossil fuel extraction in the arid climate zone from North Africa to Pakistan.
Cross listing(s): HS 486 ENVS 486.
PJ 490E-W Ind Study/peace and Justice: (3.00)
Offers independent exploration of areas of interest beyond the current curriculum.
PJ 495E-W Select Topics in Peace and Justice: (3.00)
Offers an opportunity to explore special topics such as nonviolent social change, regional conflicts, international violence and terrorism, and conflict resolution and management.
PJ 496 Peace and Justice Studies Project (4.00)
The Peace and Justice Studies Project requires an Academic Internship with placement consistent with the primary area of concentration in the major; faculty advisor literature review; integrative demonstration illustrating area of concentration utilizing multiple perspectives; a reflective analysis essay; and public presentation of project.
Pre-requisite: TAKE PJ*200 AND PJ*400 AND PJ*408;
PJ 498E-W Internship in Peace & Justice (3.00)
Provides an intensive work experience appropriate to concerns for peace and justice.