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Justice and Peace Studies

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Justice and Peace Studies Concentration
A concentration in Justice and Peace Studies insures that students graduate with an understanding of the theoretical and philosophic underpinnings of justice, the extent to which society is just and how to promote greater justice, and how to practically address the ways in which they can work toward human rights, the challenge of genocidal politics, the intersection of morality and global security, and the pursuit of international justice.

The program is interdisciplinary in nature; that is, it draws upon courses and faculty in schools and departments from across the campus.  For this reason, the major takes a broad view of the world and of issues of justice and peace.  It is designed to attract students who are preparing for academic, government, nonprofit, or business careers with a focus on justice, peace, and equality and who value the benefits of interdisciplinary learning.

Dr. Scott Dittloff, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science. 

Dr. Dittloff holds his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, his master’s degree from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

His teaching and research interests are in Caribbean Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Literature & Politics, Politics & Culture, and Human Rights.

Requirements for a Concentration in Justice and Peace Studies
18 hours as follows of the following required courses:

POLS 1315 American Politics
POLS 1391 Human Rights
RELS 1360 Christian Ethics
ARTH 3357 History of Photography
PHIL 3385 Justice: Tradition and Transformation
JUSP 4300 Justice and Peace*

6 hours from the following courses:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
POLS 2350 Environmental Politics
ARTS 2357 Photography
POLS 2392 U.S. Legal System
RELS 3305 Catholic Social Teachings
SOCI 3321 Social Problems and Social Justice
SOCI 3323 Criminal Justice
PHIL 3332 Ethics
RELS 3350 Environmental Theology and Ethics
POLS 3356  Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena
ARTH 3360 Survey in Contemporary Art
ARTS 3365 Art Photography: Directorial Photography
POLS 3371 Political Theory
RELS 4300 Women and Faith
RELS 4345 Theologies of Liberation
HIST 4338  Topics in South Asian History
HIST 4350 Special Topics in World History
POLS 4355 Politics of Developing Areas
POLS 4363 Political Globalization

*Students are also required to participate in a service learning experience or internship which will be part of the requirements for JUSP 4300.  Students will also be encouraged to participate in other service learning opportunities which could be accomplished either through a course or through Alternative Spring Break.

Dr. Scott Dittloff
Chair, Department of Political Science
Administration Building 380
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Office:  (210) 829-2713
Fax:  (210) 829-3880

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