MINOR

What You’ll Study

Peace and Social Justice is a concentration in the Global Studies major. In this program, you’ll study theories from social movement leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Ghandi, and Desmond Tutu. You’ll explore the effects of globalization and the impact of varying religious, racial, and societal forces. And you’ll participate in on-the-ground activities that train you to apply ideals through activism, policy-making, and community leadership.

Issues we’ll talk about:

  • Race and class
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Religious ethics
  • Peacekeeping and nonviolent activism
  • Human rights
  • Environmental justice

Graduate with an understanding of how to actively work toward making a difference in your community by building relationships, speaking out for society’s most marginalized members, and guiding others to think critically about the world they live in.

Explore Classes in This Program

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Inside Out Prison Education Program

Students get an in-depth look at the prison system by taking a course behind prison walls alongside inmates at nearby Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women. Course topics vary by semester.

SOC 310

Media and Social Inequality

A study of how media influence and shape politics, violence, and social inequality, particularly with regards to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

HIS 332

Gender, Development, and the Environment

Examines the link between gender issues and environmental problems in “developing” countries, and how development programs affect the lives of women.

Meet Our Faculty

I love teaching students who are committed to learning theory and working for social justice. This kind of engaged scholarship will move the world forward.

Rima Vesely-Flad, Ph.D.
Rima Vesely-Flad
Rima Vesely-Flad, Ph.D.
David Abernathy

Warren Wilson students crave a challenge. I am continually amazed at the enthusiasm with which our students throw themselves into an endeavor, whether it be a physically exhausting service trip or an intellectually stimulating research question. Wilson students tend to say “bring it.”

David Abernathy, Ph.D.
David Abernathy
David Abernathy, Ph.D.
Christey Carwile

I love that Warren Wilson allows me to be my own quirky self both in and outside of the classroom. If I cannot be honest and true to who I am while teaching and learning, then what's the point? The kinds of connections I am able to make with students here are invaluable; I am always learning from them, always being challenged and always growing along with them.

Christey Carwile, Ph.D.
Christey Carwile
Christey Carwile, Ph.D.
Ben Feinberg

At Warren Wilson, we have the time we need to know our students as real, complete, complicated human beings, not just a butt in a seat and a name on a paper.

Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.
Ben Feinberg
Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.
Rima Vesely-Flad