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: BIOL1260, BIOL3400, COMM3310, ECON3440, ECON/GEOG3280, GEOG/POLS3330, POLS2350, POLS2380, SOCI1350, SOCI/PSYC3310, SOCI4330, HIST3360, PHIL2260, RELG3200, PSYC4430, COMM/INTD3100, and INTD3300.

 

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.