Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that seeks to educate students about the interrelated nature of problems confronting modern societies. These include different forms of violence, inequality, and oppression leading to wars, poverty, racism, sexism, global imbalances of power, and ecological destruction. The program allows students to explore local, national, and international issues of violence and injustice along with practical strategies for developing or enhancing peace and justice.
Peace Studies majors/minors will take a wide-range of classes in Religious Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Anthropology.
The minor expanded from "Peace Studies" to "Peace and Justice Studies" in 2014
Requirements for a minor: Students may complete a minor in Peace and Justice Studies with five courses in at least three different disciplines (20 hrs.). At least three of the courses must be chosen from the list below. Two additional courses may come from this list or may be from “peace and justice friendly” courses which are announced each semester. These courses must contain 50% content on issues of peace and/or justice.
*Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is an academic program at Millsaps College that enables students to partner traditional classroom content with practical application in the community.
Contact Dr. Kristen Golden, the Director of Peace Studies, for more information.
Self-designed Peace Studies Major Laney Lenox speaking of her time in Nepal on Gandhi Day 2012
Peace Studies Minors Chelsey Overstreet and Laura Cost at Sherabling Monastery, Bir, Himachel Pradesh, India in 2011