Coordinator, Bryan McGraw
The certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the causes of violent conflict; mechanisms and models for dealing with violent conflict; and norms, practices, and institutions for building a just and sustainable peace. The Peace and Conflict Certificate prepares students to think critically in the midst of geopolitical complexities like war, genocide, terrorism, and human rights violations. The program combines theoretical rigor with theological, moral, and ethical reflection on topics related to war and peace.
Requirements for a Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies are 24 hours of coursework according to the following distribution. Students from all majors are eligible to receive a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies.
|PACS 101||Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies||4|
|Theology or Political Philosophy|
|Select one of the following:|
|Christian Political Thought|
|COMM 367||Reconciliation & Conflict Resolution||2|
|or IR 329||Forgiveness & Reconciliation|
|PACS 494||Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies: Peace, Reconciliation, and Justice||2|
|Internship or Practicum/Experiential 1|
|Select 10 credits (see list)||10|
Internships must be substantively related to themes of Peace and Conflict Studies and pre-approved by the director. Internships for other majors may count for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Electives (10 hours) Electives for the Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate cover two major topical areas: Community Transformation and Global Justice. These foci are consonant with two major levels of conflict and peacebuilding and will help prepare students to pursue fields and post-graduate studies in areas such as community development, international development, and conflict medation.
The Community Transformation (CT) courses focus primarily upon factors and conditions that spur violence within communities, resources for conflict management and resolution at the local level, and movements, ideas, and methods for building peace locally and domestically. While the global context is consequential for local and domestic violence and peace efforts, the unit of analysis in the majority of these courses is the local and/or domestic level.
The Global Justice (GJ) courses focus primarily upon factors and conditions that spur violence within and between state and non-state actors, resources for conflict management and transformation at the national and international levels, and methods and strategies for building peace among and within nations. While the local context remains consequential, the unit of analysis is the national and/or international level.
|ANTH 354||Culture in the Contemporary World (GJ)||4|
|ART 329||Community Art (CT/GJ)||3|
|ART 429||Community Art II (CT/GJ)||3|
|COMM 223||Communication & Diversity (CT)||2|
|COMM 367||Reconciliation & Conflict Resolution (CT/GJ)||2|
|ECON 347||Urban Economics (CT)||4|
|ECON 362||Wealth & Poverty of Nations (GJ)||4|
|ECON 365||Economic Growth & Development (GJ)||4|
|ECON 378||Economics of Labor & Poverty (CT)||4|
|ENVR 221||Living in the Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Science (CT/GJ)||4|
|ENVR 319||Environmental Ethics (CT/GJ)||4|
|HIST 349||Origins of Contemporary Europe (1870-1950) (GJ)||4|
|HIST 361||The Global Cold War (GJ)||4|
|HIST 374||Nazi Germany (GJ)||4|
|IR 315||Politics of Global Development (GJ)||4|
|IR 329||Forgiveness & Reconciliation (CT/GJ)||2|
|IR/URBN 362||Urban Politics in a Global Age (CT/GJ)||4|
|IR 375||Globalization (GJ)||4|
|IR 378||U.S. Foreign Policy (GJ)||4|
|MSCI 211||American Military History (CT/GJ)||2|
|PHIL 241||Suffering (CT/GJ)||4|
|PHIL 251||Global Justice (GJ)||4|
|PSCI/URBN 385||Urban Politics (CT)||2|
|PSYC 235||Cross-Cultural Psychology (GJ)||2|
|PSYC 241||Social Psychology (CT)||4|
|SOC 337||Racial and Ethnic Relations (CT)||4|
|SOC 341||Social & Political Movements (CT)||4|
|SOC 347||Gender & Society (CT)||4|
|SOC 355||Social Class & Inequality (CT)||4|