Minor

Peace and Conflict Studies minor will consist of 6-8 courses (18-24 credits) with at least 2 courses (6 credits) at the 3000/4000 level.

Curriculum

  • PCST.1250 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • One course from each of the following areas:
    • Area A: Foundations of Peace and Conflict
    • Area B: Approaches to Peace and Conflict
    • Area C: Regions of Peace and Conflict
  • 2-4 electives from any area 

Area A: Foundations of Peace and Conflict

  • PCST.4580 Peace and Conflict Field Experience (For field experience relating to religious, philosophical, psychological and cultural influences on peace).
  • PCST.4960 Practicum
  • SOCI.2160 Sociology of War & Peace
  • PSYC.3280 Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations
  • PSYC.2090 Seminar in Social Psychology (formally Social Psychology Seminar in Resolving Social Conflict)
  • PHIL.2960 Intro. To World Religions
  • CRIM.3260 Hate Crimes
  • CRIM.2480 Terrorism (International and Domestic)
  • CRIM.1150 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HIST.3560 Civil War and Reconstruction (formally HIST.2350)
  • HIST.3210 The Holocaust
  • HIST.2960 United States Diplomatic History
  • HIST.2410 World War II
  • HIST.2400 World War I
  • HIST.2390 The World Since 1945
  • ENGL.2510 War in Literature

Area B: Approaches to Peace and Conflict 

  • PCST.4580 Peace and Conflict Field Experience (For field experience relating to religious, philosophical, psychological and cultural influences on peace).
  • PCST.4960 Practicum

Government and Law

  • POLI.3870 Politics of International Organizations
  • POLI.3370 Civil Liberties and Politics
  • POLI.3350 Constitutional Law and Politics
  • POLI.2300 Law and the Legal System
  • POLI.1210 Intro. to International Relations
  • POLI.1120 Intro. to Comparative Political Systems
  • LGST.3660 International Law

Economic and Social

  • GNDR.240 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • ECON.4150 Intro to Environmental Economics
  • SOCI.4690 Seminar on Global Society
  • SOCI.3820 Social Movements
  • SOCI.3170 Sociology of Genocide
  • SOCI.2560 Political Sociology
  • SOCI.2400 Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI.2340 The Study of Minorities
  • SOCI.1020 Social Anthropology
  • POLI.4020 Women in Islam
  • PHIL.3660 Globalization and its Critics
  • HIST.2110 Historical Dimensions of Globalization

Communication and Media

  • POLI.4220 Seminar in Political Communication and Media Studies

Area C: Regions of Peace and Conflict

  • PCST.4580 Peace and Conflict Field Experience (For international or region specific field experience.)
  • PCST.4960 Practicum
  • WLKH.3490 Literature, Politics and Genocide in Cambodia
  • WLSP.3510 Hispanic Perspectives
  • POLI.4060 The Politics of Identity in the Middle East
  • POLI.3750 Politics of the Pacific Rim
  • POLI.3700 Latin American Politics
  • POLI.3680 Middle Eastern Politics
  • POLI.3630 Politics of China
  • POLI.3600 European Politics: Tradition and Modernity
  • POLI.3510 Irish Politics
  • HIST.3930 History of the Middle East and Islamic World
  • HIST.3910 America and the World
  • HIST.3360 Problems of Modern Ireland
  • HIST.3200 American East Asian Relations
  • HIST.2810 Sub-Saharan Africa
  • HIST.2120 Modern Latin America
  • HIST.2040 China and the Modern World 
For more information, contact the program coordinator.