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Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

PCA Description

This professional concentration explores how both conflict and cooperation shape our highly globalized world.  Courses examine conflicts between nation states and para-states while recognizing that violence and other forms of conflict have a variety of causes and manifestations and must be examined on many scales.  The curriculum ranges from biography to official international policy.  The classes affiliated with this concentration magnify the root causes of violence, both personal and institutional, articulating the complex relationships between war, inequality, and human rights. This concentration introduces students to numerous examples of peoples and organizations (civil society) who have creatively resolved conflicts and by doing so challenge the notion of the inevitability of violence. The aim of this professional concentration is: (1) to develop a fundamental knowledge and literacy regarding recent and ongoing international conflicts (2) to critically examine how these conflicts are experienced and presented by various stakeholders, and (3) to consider creative and successful attempts to resolve conflicts and build sustainable peace.  The concentration prepares students for work in international diplomacy, human rights, and non-governmental organizations working in areas of conflict resolution.

Required Courses

INTL 360 + ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OTHER TWO COURSES:
DEPT NUMBER TITLE
INTL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
INTL 431 Cross Cultural Communication
INTL 370 International Human Rights

 

Electives

2+ COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING OR ANY OF THE ABOVE:
DEPT NUMBER TITLE
CRES 410 Community Justice and Reconciliation
CRES 415 Conflict and Gender
CRES 420 Restorative Justice
CRES 441 Dialogue Across Dif II
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
GEOG 441 Political Geography
GEOG 445 Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
HIST 407 Indigenous Human Rights
INTL 421 Gender & Intl Develop
INTL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
INTL 420 Global Community Development
INTL 423 Development and the Muslim World
INTL 434 Language Issues in International Studies
PPPM 324 Community Leadership and Change
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PS 420 International Organization
PSY 459 Cultural Psychology
SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace

 

No Longer Approved Electives

THE FOLLOWING COURSES SHOULD BE APPROVED IF TAKE DURING/BEFORE LAST TERM:
DEPT NUMBER TITLE LAST TERM ACCEPTED
HIST 307 The Study of History F2019