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The Minor in Peace Studies requires successful completion of 24 credit hours: 12 hours of required courses (see Peace Studies Minor), with the remaining 12 hours taken from the four groups of electives (one 3-credit course from each of the four groups).

Certificate recipients must earn 15 credits, encompassing 3 internship hours and 12 elective hours (see Certificate Program). To fulfill the classroom component, students will select four 3-credit courses from the current electives offered under the auspices of the Peace Studies Minor, and under the guidance of the Peace Studies Advisor. Certificate candidates may select their electives freely, in consultation with the Peace Studies Advisor. Some students may wish to concentrate their electives in one or more category, and others elect to take one from each of the four.

Electives

Peace Studies electives are divided into four substantive categories, comprising the theoretical, methodological, international and national/subnational facets of peace and justice studies, respectively.

Group I - Thought, Ideology and Ethics of War and Peace

Suggested courses:

Anth 420.003 Ethics in Anthropology (3) [syllabus]

C & J 318 Language, Thought and Behavior (3) [Description]

Econ 204 Origins and Development of Economic Thought (3)

English 420 Language and Diversity (3) [syllabus]

Ling 490.032 Rhetoric of War (Am St 310/Anth 410 /Eng 540) (3)

Phil 102 Current Moral Problems (3)

Phil 358 Ethical Theory (3)

Phil 441 Philosophical Movements/Contemporary (3)

Pol Sc 260 Political Ideas (3) [syllabus]

Pol Sc 362 Modern Political Theory (3)

Relig 247 Ecology and Spirit (3) [syllabus]

Relig 347 Religion and Ecology [syllabus]

Soc 312 Causes of Crime (3) [syllabus]

 

Group II - Methodology and Practice of Conflict Resolution

Suggested courses:

Am St 182 Environment, Science & Technology (3)

Am St 300 Globalization & Nonviolent Resistance (3)

Am St 310 Nonviolence Issues (3) [syllabus]

Am St 310 Globalization and Environmental Consciousness [syllabus]

Am St 320 Globalization Theory & Practice (3)

Am St 320 Sustaining Environments Through Technology and Culture [syllabus]

Anth 251 Forensic Anthropology (3)

Anth 453 Advanced Forensic Anthropology (3)

Biol 402.17 Bioterrorism (3)

Biol 402.029 Sustainability Practicum (3) [Description]

C & J 221 Interpersonal Communication (3)

C & J 314 Intercultural Communication (3) [Description]

C & J 320 Mediation (3) [ syllabus ]

Pol Sc 422 International Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution (3)

Psych 374 Cross-cultural Psychology (3)

Soc 101.627 Conflict and Reconciliation (3) [ syllabus ]

Wm St 279 Intercultural Communication Between Women (3)

 

Group III - Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the International Level

Suggested courses:

Af Am 303 Black Religion and Liberation (3)

Anth 339/539 Human Rights in Anthropology (3) [ syllabus ]

Geog 201 World Regional Geography (3)

Geog 360 Political Geography (3)

Hist 311 History of World War I (3)

Hist 338 History of World War II Era (3)

Hist 339 Vietnam War Era (3)

Hist 428 History of the Holocaust (3)

Hist 440 Atomic America (3)

Pol Sc 220 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

Pol Sc 320 Islam and Politics (3)

Pol Sc 320 Middle Eastern Politics (3)

Pol Sc 342 American Foreign Policy (3)

Pol Sc 345 Inter-American Relations (3)

Pol Sc 356 Political Developments in Latin America (3) [ syllabus ]

Pol Sc 440 International Conflict, Arms Control & Disarmament (3)

Soc 461 Dynamics of Social Change (3)

Relig 107.625 Violence in God's Name (3) [ syllabus ]

Wm St 331 Third World Women (3)

Wm St 339 Women and Cultural Violence (3)

Wm St 379 Women, War and Peace Movements (3)

 

Group IV - Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the National and Sub-national Level

Suggested courses:

Anth 130 Cultures of the World (3) [ syllabus ]

Hist 322 History of the Women's Rights Movement (3)

Hist 428 Women, War and Revolution (3)

Pol Sc 307 Politics of Ethnic Groups (3)

Pol Sc 313 Women and the Law (3)

Pol Sc 322 Politics of Human Rights (3)

Pol Sc 441 Civil Wars (3) [ syllabus ]

Soc 216 Dynamics of Prejudice (3) [ syllabus ]

Soc 416 Race & Cultural Relations (3)

Soc 331 Collective Behavior (3) [ syllabus ]

Wm St 320 Women's History from Ancient to Modern Times (3)

Wm St 353 Women and Creativity (3)