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Peace & Conflict Studies

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary knowledge of the major aspects of peace and conflict studies.
  • Understand basic research methods in PCS, including data analysis and interpretation.
  • Communicate in a variety of formats, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrate that ability to use critical and creative thinking in evaluative the causes of conflict and strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Understand the impact of region and culture on peace and conflict.
  • Understand the foundations of Peace and Conflict, and approaches to resolution.
  • Understand the historical roots of social movements and how social justice and equality are being perused in the 21st century.
  • Engage in community based advocacy and conflict resolution.
  • Understand major concepts associated with non-violent social movements, community conflict resolution, responses to genocide, mediation, power and authority, social policy, communications and media, gender, global development, immigration, international politics, restorative justice and human rights.
  • Apply this knowledge in possible careers in:
    • Restorative Justice
    • Human Rights Advocacy
    • Education
    • Women's Advancement
    • Development
    • Diplomacy
    • Non-Profit Management
    • Conflict Resolution