Social Justice and Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary program that addresses students of all religious and political persuasions in a spirit of open and free dialogue. There is a mandatory community-based course that engages students in local issues of social justice and peace. After the first year, students are
eligible to apply for international experiential learning courses. For placements lasting less than a month students may apply in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year, however, for placements lasting a month or longer, students may only apply in 2nd or 3rd year.
Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
In placements where students are in contact with vulnerable populations, a criminal record check is required in order for students to work at these sites; placements are available that do not engage with vulnerable populations and therefore do not require a criminal background check. When necessary, students are responsible for applying for their own criminal record checks. Students are also responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the internship with the local agency or organization. Students should check with their Program Coordinator for details as to the policy on course access and to the time frame within which a screening must be completed.
Approved List of Courses
The following courses may be taken to complete requirements for the Social Justice and Peace Studies modules. Students may request permission to substitute other courses not on this list. These requests will be considered on a case by case basis. Students are advised to consult the Program Coordinator when planning their program.Centre for Global Studies 2002F/G
Disability Studies 2201A/B, 2202A/B
.First Nations Studies 2218F/G
. History 2125F/G
. Philosophy 2074F/G
.Political Science 2225E
, or the former 3300E, 3345E.Psychology 2012F/G
.Religious Studies 2132
.Social Justice and Peace Studies 2190
.Social Work 3308F/G
3319A/B, 3344A/B, 4414F/G, 4481A/B.Thanatology 3322A/B
Approved List courses may only be counted once towards module requirements.