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.