About This Program
The Environment, Peace and Justice minor provides a unique perspective on critical issues facing our world today and equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to promote environmental sustainability and social justice. Enroll now and make a difference in your community and the world. Read more...
- In person
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
|ENVS 22070||NATURE AND SOCIETY (KSS)||3|
|PACS 11001||INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVD) (KSS)||3|
|PACS 35050||ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION||3|
|PACS 45060||ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|SEMINAR IN ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE|
|CULTURAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (ELR) 1|
|POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT|
|WATER AND SOCIETY|
|GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES|
|FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY|
|NONVIOLENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE|
|INTERNSHIP IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (ELR) 1|
|INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (ELR) 1|
|STUDY AWAY: PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (ELR) 1|
|ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (ELR)|
|PHILOSOPHY AND JUSTICE (DIVD)|
|U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICIES|
|HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (DIVG)|
|POLITICS OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (DIVD)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Engage with interdisciplinary and critical theory, concepts and case studies to understand a variety of issues and underlying challenges to protecting the environment, peace and justice.
- Demonstrate knowledge through the ability to connect, analyze and communicate a wide range of social justice issues and challenges with the environment and peace.
- Identify or propose peaceful or nonviolent approaches that comprehensively address environmental problems and social and ecological injustices.
The Environment, Peace and Justice minor meets a number of different goals, responding to students’ interests and the growing need to prepare them with the conceptual and theoretical foundations and applied skills to address challenges to both peace and the environment in tandem.
Challenges to both peace and the environment are often deeply interrelated, with one impacting the other and feeding back. For example, where environmental degradation unevenly impacts already-marginalized communities and becomes a source of conflict, or when the breakdown of peace due to historical or protracted injustice impacts the environment and our ability to protect it in nonviolent ways. Globally, justice is a well-recognized pillar of both sustainable development and sustainable peace, emphasizing that these challenges need to be met in integrated ways.
The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on relevant courses offered through different departments to offer a minor that can complement a range of majors.