Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

The university offers a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies with the advice and approval of the chair of the department in which the student is majoring. The multidisciplinary minor focuses on the historical, geographical, political, cultural, psychological, and philosophical dimensions of human conflict and conflict resolution, emphasizing the cross-cultural and global context of contemporary conflict situations and approaches to conflict management and resolution.

The following is a list of approved recommended courses for the minor; the minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours, of which at least nine must be accumulated from approved upper-division courses (number 3700 and  above).

Select a minimum of 18 s.h. from the following recommended courses:18
World Civilization from 1500
Select Problems in Transnational History
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Asian Religions
World Geography
International Relations
International Conflict
Ethics of War and Peace
Special Topics in Psychology
Political Sociology
Total Semester Hours18

Students should consult with the program coordinator in determining the particular composition of the minor.

Students interested in further study in the program may design and pursue an Individualized Curriculum Program (ICP) in consultation with program directors. Currently, Peace and Conflict Studies has an approved ICP that allows interested students to pursue coursework in areas of global and regional studies, communications and dispute resolution, and peace strategies.

The ICP offers the possibility of a comprehensive and focused major and is especially useful to students considering graduate studies or employment with non-profit organizations that need individuals with appropriate backgrounds in conflict resolution and cross-cultural knowledge and skills.

For more information about this minor, contact (330) 941-3437.