Dekota Toot ’15

Major: Philosophy and Psychology
Hometown:Alliance, Ohio

I chose to major in philosophy because it tackles the big questions in life. In philosophy, you are never expected to accept anything as true just because somebody says so. It is up to the individual to judge what is true by reason rather than deferring to an authority figure for the answer.

Peacebuilding and Social Justice Minor Requirements

Required Course

  • Peacebuilding and Social Justice

Two of the following in the Humanities

  • Why Forgive?
  • Christian Social Ethics
  • Religious Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Global Anglophone Literatures
  • Literature and Human Rights

One of the following in the Social Sciences

  • Social Responsibility and Personal Well-Being
  • The Many Faces of Poverty
  • Terrorism
  • Politics of the Developing World
  • Problems of Developing Nations
  • Peace Communication
  • Persuasion and Social Movements
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • American Indian Rhetoric
  • African American Rhetoric
  • Intercultural Communication

Experiential Requirement
One of the following practicums in peacebuilding that bridges theory and practice

  • Building Community, Building Peace
  • Independent Study
  • Internship
  • Study Abroad Experience
    In consultation with and approval of the Director of the Peacebuilding and Social Justice Program. USAC programs offer a variety of appropriate experiences including but not limited to Holocaust/Genocide/Peace Studies programs in England, Israel, Japan, Korea, Norway, Scotland and Sweden; short-term travel seminars may also qualify.
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