Peace Studies

Peace Studies Minor

A minor in Peace Studies consists of 18 semester hours or more of Peace Studies and selected electives. Nine semester hours, including POLS/PEAC2200, are required from the following:

  • POLS/PEAC2200 Introduction to Peace Studies 3 s.h.
  • POLS/PEAC3220 Global Peace Issues 3 s.h.
  • COMM/SOCI/PEAC3210 Conflict Resolution 3 s.h.
  • PEAC3700 Peace and Conflict Resolution Internship 3 s.h.

Nine semester hours of electives from the following courses are also required. Students must choose from at least three separate disciplines; cross-listed courses may not be counted as separate disciplines:

  • ARTS2400 Ethics, Politics, and Controversy in Art
  • BIOL1260 Environmental Biology
  • BIOL3400 Ecology
  • COMM/INTD3100 Intercultural Communications
  • COMM3310 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM3330 Dialogue: Theory and Practice
  • COMM3400 Ethical Issues in Communication
  • ECON/GEOG3280 Economic Development
  • ECON3440 International Economics
  • ENGL2570 Protest and Propaganda
  • ENGL3480 Cultural Studies
  • HIST3110 Gender and Women's History
  • HIST/POLS3240 United States Constitutional History
  • HIST/RELG3520 History of Christianity: The Last 1000 Years
  • HIST3530 History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  • HIST3560 United States Environmental History
  • PHIL1200 Environmental Ethics
  • POLS2350 Comparative Government and Politics
  • POLS2380 International Politics
  • PSYC/SOCI3310 Social Psychology
  • PSYC4430 Theory and Practice of Counseling
  • RELG3100 World Philosophies and Religions: Great Texts
  • RELG3200 Religions of the World
  • RELG3340 Religion and Ecology
  • SOCI1350 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI4330 Social Inequality

Courses in Peace Studies

PEAC2200 Introduction to Peace Studies (Also POLS2200) 3 s.h.
Introduces the field of peace studies with a survey of the historical and philosophical bases for peacemaking, patterns of conflict resolution, nonviolence, history of peace movements, world order models, alternative futures, positive peace, and career options. Goal 3E

+ PEAC3210 Conflict Resolution (Also COMM/SOCI3210) 3 s.h.
Focuses on the causes and resolution of conflict at the micro level (family, school, community, church, interpersonal, etc.). Goal 3B

+PEAC3220 Global Peace Issues (Also POLS3220) 3 s.h.
Focuses on the causes and resolution of conflict at the macro level (global violence and international peacemaking). 

PEAC3700 Peace and Conflict Resolution Internship 3 s.h.
An experienced-based program under the direction of the professional staff of a recognized service or policy-making agency. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor approval

+Denotes an alternate year course.