Democracy and Justice Studies - Requirements for the Major

Democracy and Justice Studies Program | Democracy and Justice Studies Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis.

American Studies, 42-45 credits

Supporting Courses, 18-21 credits

Required Supporting Courses, 9-12 credits:

  • DJS 101                 Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105    Expository Writing, 3 credits*
  • HISTORY 205        History of the United States from 1600-1865, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 206        History of the United States from 1865 to the Present, 3 credits

*This requirement can be satisfied with a WEPT score that places a student beyond ENG COMP 105

Select one of the following courses, 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 100        Varieties of World Culture, 3 credits
  • DJS 204                 Freedom and Social Control, 3 credits
  • DJS 241                 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, 3 credits
  • DJS 251                 Sustainable Development, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 100          Global Politics and Society, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202           Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Skills Subjects requirement, 6 credits (minimum):
Select one of the following Skill Subjects.

Subject A. Social research, 7 credits
  • COMM SCI 301      Foundations for Social Research, 3 credits

And select one of the following, 4 credits:

  • COMM SCI 205     Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260              Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Subject B. Foreign Language, 14 credits

Subject C. Media Production, 6 credits
Select two of the following options:
  • Option 1
    • COMM 203      Newswriting, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 253      Practicum in Print Journalism I, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 305      Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • Option 3
    • COMM 306      Radio Broadcasting, 3 credits
  • Option 4
    • COMM 307      Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 308      Information Technologies, 3 credits
Subject D. Communication, 6 credits
  • COMM 133      Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits

And one of the following options:

  • Option 1
    • COMM 102      Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 200      Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 233      Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
Subject E. Individually Developed, 6 credits
Six credits of coursework approved by the adviser.

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Required upper-level courses, 15 credits:

  • DJS 333      Area Studies in Democracy and Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 349      American Political Thought, 3 credits
  • DJS 361      Historical Perspectives on American Democracy, 3 credits
  • DJS 362      Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • DJS 470      Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits

Select one of the following theory courses, 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 307        Anthropological Theory, 3 credits
  • DJS/WOST 437    Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 340         Political Theory, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 307         Social Theory, 3 credits

Select two of the following elective courses, 6 credits:

  • AVD 370             Modern American Culture, 3 credits
  • DJS 320             Constitutional Law, 3 credits
  • DJS 461             Social and Political Criticism, 3 credits
  • DJS 497             Internship, 1-3 credits
  • DJS 498             Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • HISTORY 302    Problems in American Thought, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 322    Economic and Business History of the U.S., 3 credits
  • HISTORY 370    History of Sexuality in the U.S., 3 credits
  • HISTORY 380    U.S. Women's History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 402    America In the Twentieth Century, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312     Community Politics, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 303      Race and Ethnic Relations, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 323   Asian Americans in the United States, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 324   Latino Communities in the United States, 3 credits

International Studies, 39-45 credits

Supporting Courses, 15-21 credits

Required supporting courses, 3-6 credits:

  • DJS 101                Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105   Expository Writing, 3 credits*

*This requirement can be satisfied with a WEPT score that places a student beyond ENG COMP 105

Select one of the following options, 3-6 credits:

  • Option 1
    • POL SCI 101   American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • History 205     History of the United States from 1600-1865, 3 credits
    • and
    • History 206     History of the United States from 1865 to the Present, 3 credits

Select one of the following courses, 3 credits:

  • DJS 251           Sustainable Development, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 100   Global Politics and Society, 3 credits

Skills Subjects requirement, 6 credits (minimum):

Select one of the following Skill Subjects.

Subject A. Social Research, 7 credits
  • COMM SCI 301    Foundations for Social Research, 3 credits

And select one of the following, 4 credits:

  • COMM SCI 205    Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260            Introductory Statistics, 4 credits
Subject B. Foreign Language, 14 credits

Subject C. Media Production Skills, 6 credits
Select two of the following options:
  • Option 1
    • COMM 203    Newswriting, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 253    Practicum in Print Journalism I, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 305    Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • Option 3
    • COMM 306    Radio Broadcasting, 3 credits
  • Option 4
    • COMM 307    Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 308    Information Technologies, 3 credits
Subject D. Communication, 6 credits
  • COMM 133    Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits

And select one of the following options:

  • Option 1
    • COMM 102    Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 200    Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 233    Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
Subject E. Individually Developed, 6 credits
Six credits of coursework approved by the adviser.

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Required upper-level courses, 9 credits:

  • DJS 333        Area Studies in Democracy and Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 361        Historical Perspectives on American Democracy, 3 credits
  • DJS 470        Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits

Select one of the following theory courses, 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 307       Anthropological Theory, 3 credits
  • DJS/WOST 437   Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 340        Political Theory, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 307        Social Theory, 3 credits

Select four of the following elective courses, 12 credits:

  • ANTHRO 340    Medical Anthropology, 3 credits
  • DJS 306            Food, Subsistence, and Globalization, 3 credits
  • DJS 333            Area Studies in Democracy and Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 351            Political Economy of Development, 3 credits
  • DJS 375            Gender and Global Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 497            Internship, 1-3 credits
  • DJS 498            Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • ECON 307        History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 354   History of Modern Southeast Asia, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 356   History of Africa, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 358   Political History of Modern Latin America, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 353     Politics of Developing Areas, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 360     International Relations, 3 credits

Law and Justice Studies, 42-45 credits

Supporting Courses, 18-21 credits

Required supporting courses, 9-12 credits:

  • DJS 101               Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits
  • DJS 204               Freedom and Social Control, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105  Expository Writing, 3 credits*
  • POL SCI 101        American Government and Politics, 3 credits

*This requirement can be satisfied with a WEPT score that places a student beyond ENG COMP 105

Select one of the following courses, 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 100  Varieties of World Culture, 3 credits
  • DJS 241           Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, 3 credits
  • DJS 251           Sustainable Development, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 100   Global Politics and Society, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202    Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Skills Subjects requirement, 6 credits (minimum):

Select one of the following Skill Subjects.

Subject A. Social Research, 7 credits
  • COMM SCI 301      Foundations for Social Research, 3 credits

And select one of the following, 4 credits:

  • COMM SCI 205    Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260             Introductory Statistics, 4 credits
Subject B. Foreign Language, 14 credits

Subject C. Media Production Skills, 6 credits
Select two of the following options:
  • Option 1
    • COMM 203      Newswriting, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 253      Practicum in Print Journalism I, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 305      Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • Option 3
    • COMM 306      Radio Broadcasting, 3 credits
  • Option 4
    • COMM 307      Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 308      Information Technologies, 3 credits
Subject D. Communication, 6 credits
  • COMM 133      Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits

And select one of the following options:

  • Option 1
    • COMM 102      Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 200      Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 233      Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
Subject E. Individually Developed, 6 credits
Six credits of coursework approved by the adviser.

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Required upper-level courses, 18 credits:

  • DJS 303      Criminal Justice Process, 3 credits
  • DJS 320      Constitutional Law, 3 credits
  • DJS 325      Law and Society, 3 credits
  • DJS 333      Area Studies in Democracy and Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 361      Historical Perspectives on American Democracy, 3 credits
  • DJS 470      Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits

Select one of the following theory courses, 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 307     Anthropological Theory, 3 credits
  • DJS/WOST 437  Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 340      Political Theory, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 307       Social Theory, 3 credits

Select one of the following elective courses, 3 credits:

  • DJS 348             Gender and the Law, 3 credits
  • DJS 351             Political Economy of Development, 3 credits
  • DJS 362             Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • DJS 375             Gender and Global Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 461             Social and Political Criticism, 3 credits
  • DJS 497             Internship, 1-3 credits
  • DJS 498             Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • FNS 392             First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 326       Philosophy, Politics and Law, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312      Community Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378   Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 404      Criminology, 3 credits

Women's and Gender Studies, 39-45 credits

Supporting Courses, 15-21 credits

Required supporting courses, 6-9 credits:

  • DJS 101              Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits
  • DJS 241              Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits*

*This requirement can be satisfied with a WEPT score that places a student beyond ENG COMP 105

Select one of the following options, 3-6 credits:

  • Option 1
    • POL SCI 101     American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • HISTORY 205     History of the United States from 1600-1865, 3 credits
    • and
    • HISTORY 206     History of the United States from 1865 to the Present, 3 credits

Skills Subjects requirement, 6 credits (minimum):

Select one of the following Skill Subjects.

Subject A. Social Research, 7 credits
  • COMM SCI 301     Foundations for Social Research, 3 credits

And select one of the following, 4 credits:

  • COMM SCI 205     Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260              Introductory Statistics, 4 credits
Subject B. Foreign Language, 14 credits

Subject C. Media Production Skills, 6 credits

Select two of the following options:

  • Option 1
    • COMM 203     Newswriting, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 253     Practicum in Print Journalism I, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 305     Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • Option 3
    • COMM 306     Radio Broadcasting, 3 credits
  • Option 4
    • COMM 307     Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 308     Information Technologies, 3 credits
Subject D. Communication, 6 credits
  • COMM 133     Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits

And select one of the following options:

  • Option 1
    • COMM 102     Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
    • or
    • COMM 200     Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • Option 2
    • COMM 233     Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
Subject E. Individually Developed, 6 credits
Six credits of coursework approved by the adviser.

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Required upper-level courses, 9 credits:

  • DJS 333     Area Studies in Democracy and Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 361     Historical Perspectives on American Democracy, 3 credits
  • DJS 470     Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies, 3 credits

Select one of the following theory courses, 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 307         Anthropological Theory, 3 credits
  • DJS/WOST 437      Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 340          Political Theory, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 307          Social Theory, 3 credits

Select four of the following elective courses, 12 credits:

  • DJS 340             Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods, 3 credits
  • DJS 348             Gender and the Law, 3 credits
  • DJS 375             Gender and Global Justice, 3 credits
  • DJS 497             Internship, 1-3 credits
  • DJS 498             Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • HISTORY 370    History of Sexuality in the U.S., 3 credits
  • HISTORY 380    U.S. Women's History, 3 credits
Democracy and Justice Studies Program | Democracy and Justice Studies Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions