Peace & Justice Studies at Regis
As a Peace and Justice Studies (PJS) student you will explore complex social and political issues through a dynamic, multidisciplinary perspective. That means that you will examine difficult problems such as warfare, modern slavery, genocide, the death penalty, immigration or climate change through the lens of sociology, philosophy, history and/or a peace and justice studies. As a PJS major, you will learn conflict resolution skills, the history and the practice of nonviolence, social change theory and community organizing techniques. Most importantly, as a PJS major you will learn how to apply academic and practical knowledge to work toward the resolution of those problems.
Peace and Justice Studies
As a PJS major at Regis you will be introduced to a rigorous academic course of study coupled with practical, real-world experience. Through internships, service learning and study abroad, you will enjoy multiple ways to connect with the Denver community and the world at large. PJS faculty members are committed to helping students acquire real world experience so they can become powerful leaders who change the world. We strongly encourage our PJS students to spend a semester studying abroad. PJS students study peace and justice issues from an international perspective in Great Britain, Italy, Bosnia, South Africa, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina and many other exciting places around the world.
Community-based and service learning experiences are woven into the degree program. PJS students can expect to apply their academic work to community-based settings. The service and community-based experiences may include opportunities to explore advocacy community organizing and community research activities in the community.
PJS students will be advised to consider language skills that support their area of focus.
The best part about being a PJS major has been the constant learning from experiences with the community and professors through conversations and service.
--Shannon Hayes, Peace and Justice and History Major
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Peace and Justice. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Core Course Requirements (15 credit hours)
|PJ 200/PJ 200C
||Introduction to Peace and Justice (3 ch)
||Foundations of Peace and Justice (3 ch)
||Research & Writing in the Community (3 ch)
||Community Organizing (3 ch)
||Peace and Justice Studies Project (3 ch)
|Elective Requirements (15 credit hours)
Five 400-level Peace and Justice courses, two of which must come from this list.
||Peace and Justice in Catholic Social Thought (3 ch)
|Freedom Movements and Human Rights
||Gender and Homelessness (3 ch)
||Climate Justice (3 ch)
|The Irish and Their Troubles
||Liberation and Dynamics of Transformation (3 ch)
|Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours