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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections


David R. Abernathy
Geography/Social Sciences

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Phone: 828.771.3707

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Peace and Justice Studies

Program Overview

The mission of the Peace and Justice Studies Program is to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become active, positive contributors to decisions, policies, and leadership in their communities and work places.

Peace and Justice Studies addresses themes of conflict resolution, nonviolent social change, human rights, social and environmental justice, and peacemaking efforts on the local, regional and global levels. A Peace and Justice Studies minor can fruitfully complement practically any major offered at Warren Wilson College.

The goals of the Peace and Justice Studies Program are the following:

  1. To develop knowledge of the causes of conflicts and the ways of preventing or resolving them.
  2. To learn how respect for human rights and the natural environment contributes to peace.
  3. To become conversant with peace philosophies and the works of major peace advocates.
  4. To apply conflict resolution skills to contemporary issues.

Peace and Social Justice thematic concentration within the Global Studies Major

See Programs of Study: Global Studies - Peace and Social Justice (section

Minor in Peace and Justice Studies

Grades: Students must pass each Peace and Justice Studies course with a grade of C or better for it to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits hours in Peace and Justice Studies and elective courses to fulfill the minor requirements.

Requirements: PAX 110 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies and 20 additional credit hours that may be divided as follows: a minimum of 12 additional credit hours in PAX courses and up to 8 credit hours from elective courses listed below. A minimum of 8 credit hours of PAX courses must be at the 300-400 levels, exclusive of Independent Study credit hours.

Peace and Justice Studies Elective Courses:

  1. ANT 105 Introduction to Latin America
  2. ANT 431-435 Topics in Latin American Anthropology
  3. ECO 383 Economic Growth and Development
  4. ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
  5. GDS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
  6. GDS 401 Gender and Social Change
  7. HIS 332 Civil War and Reconstruction
  8. HIS 334 History of the African-American Experience
  9. HIS 340 Conflict and Community in Early America
  10. PSC 257 International Relations
  11. PSC 330 Politics of Developing States
  12. PSC 336 United States Foreign Policy
  13. REL 111 Exploring Religions
  14. REL 212 Religion, Nature, and the Environment
  15. REL 321 Religion, Peace, and Social Justice: Seminar
  16. SOC 271 Environmental Sociology
  17. SOC/GDS 325 Gender, Development, and the Environment
  18. SOC/GDS 366 Feminist Thought
  19. Selected Special Topics Courses with the prior permission of the Director of Peace and Justice Studies