Justice and Peace Studies Program highlights two courses

Justice and Peace Studies Program highlights two courses

The Justice and Peace Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students to be responsible critics of contemporary societies and effective agents for positive social transformation.

The program announces two courses, one in January and one in spring. For information on both of these classes, contact Mike Klein in Justice and Peace Studies.

JPST 250: Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies, January 2006
Meets from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Spend this January exploring the most pressing questions and conflicts of local and global communities.

Through field trips, films, Web sites and readings, students will:

  • Survey contemporary social issues
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of a country in South East Asia , East Africa or Latin America
  • Learn in partnership with people who have immigrated from the country or region you are studying

In addition to the class times listed above, you also will visit the Jane Addams School for Democracy from 6 to 9 p.m. on either Monday or Wednesday evenings (your choice). Car pools will be arranged.

JPST 360: A Vision of Social Movements and Methods, spring 2006
Meets from 2:55 to 4:35 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Encounter the stories, theories and practices of social movements in the United States and around the world through the work of scholars, activists and artists. Examine social change methodologies – with an emphasis on the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement – and trace the storm of movements and methods that followed. Explore the Twin Cities’ people and places that reflect contemporary movements and point to new developments. Engage in research, inquiring about the next social movement, and participate in introductory training for community organizing.