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Peace and Conflict Studies

Department: Peace and Conflict Studies

Core Courses
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PACS 105 Intro. to Conflict Resolution
3
S
PACS 110 Intro. to Peace & Conflict Studies
3
I
PACS 308 Nonviolence: Theory & Practice
3
sophomore standing
HS
CW
PACS 450 Senior Capstone
3
senior standing & a methods course
HS
PACS 490 Peace & International Internship
2-9
PACS 110 & permission
I
PACS 495 Peace & International Internship Research
2-6
PACS 110 & permission
I

A semester of study abroad may fulfill the PACS 490 and PACS 495 requirements.

The POE includes a minimum of 8 hours language or competency.

Courses to complete the PACS POE should be chosen from the following four sections. At least 40 credits must come from the core and sections 1, 2 and 3. From section 4, choose prerequisites and electives. Choose at least one course from section 5. At least 18 credits must be at the 300 level or above. The POE must include one approved "CW" course.

Students must be able to defend the coherence and logic of their choices. Students should have Dr. Cook-Huffman as an advisor.

To qualify to receive honors, student must also take PACS 455, Honors Thesis and a methods course.

Electives

1. Understanding War & Deep Rooted Conflict (Choose at least 4)

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
RU 235/335 Tolstoy
4
EN 110 or another Russian Literature course
HI or
CA
CW,CS
PACS 300 Anthropology of War & Peace
3
PACS 110 or AN 151
S
PACS 305 Gender and Conflict
3
SI
CW
CM 420B Media Violence
3
CM 132 or CM 133
H
CS
PACS 365 Water & Conflict
3
PACS 110 and ESS 100
I
PACS 405 Conflict Transformation
3
PACS 105 or PACS 108 or permission
SI
CW
RL 341 Religion and War
3
H,CA
CW
IC 212 Political Psychology
3
EN 110

2. Paradigms for Waging Conflict (choose at least 2)

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
SP 275/375 Art & Activism in Latin America
3
SP 210 (taught in Spanish)
HI
CS
PC 239 Nuclear Threat
4
HN, CA
CW
HS 311 20th Century American Wars
3
HS 116
H
HS 323 Social Violence in Latin America
3
HS 264 or permission
HI
SO 335 Social Change
3
SO 101
S

3. Paradigms for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (choose at least 2)

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PACS 108 Mediation
1-3
S
PACS 180 Living Communities
2-3
EES 100, co-req EES 232, EES 375, EES 380
S
PACS 202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations
4
Sophomore standing
S
CW
PACS 205 Conflict Intervention
3
PACS 105, or PACS 108 or permission
S
PACS 281, 282, 283, 284 Model UN
1
281 is taken the 1st time, 282 is taken the 2nd time, & so on
SI
PACS 379 Bargaining and Conflict Management
3
PACS 202
S
CS
PACS 332 International Law & Human Rights
3
PS 102
SI

4. Interdisciplinary Electives

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
IS 104 Ideas & Power in the Modern World
4
IHS
CW
HS 302 Crime/European History
3
HS 104 or HS 151
HI
CW
HS 305 The American Revolution
4
 
H
CW
HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction
3
HS 115 or HS 116 & SO, JR, SR standing
H
CW
HS 348 Contemporary Latin America
3
HS 264 or PS 102 or permission
HI
CM 133 Mass Media and Society
3
H
CS
CM 230 Interpersonal Communication
3
CM 130
H
CS
CM 340 Intercultural Communication
3
 
HI
PS 222 Western Political Thought
3
PS 101, PS 102 or PS 122
HS
PS 242 Politics of Developing Nations
3
PS 102 or permission
SI
PS 243 United States Foreign Policy
3
PS 102
SI
PS 340 Topics in International Politics
3
 
SI
EB 105 International Economic Issues
3
SI
EES 100
or
ESS 100
Introduction to Earth & Environmental Science (ended 12/sp)
Environmental Systems I
3
N
CA 270 Infectious Disease & Society
3
CA

5. Methods Courses (Choose at least 1)

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ND.SS 214 Stats for Social Sciences
4
S
QS
ND.SS 215 Social Sciences Research Methods
4
ND.SS 214
S
CM 320 Qualitative Research Methods
3
CM 130 or CM 230 or CM 220 or CM 405
S
CM 330 Media Analysis
3
CM 132 or CM 133
H
CW
PY 309 Research Methods in Psychology
4
 
S
CW
AN 311 Topics in Ethnography
3
AN 151 or AN 254
S
ESS 301 Environmental Methods
3
ESS 100 or permission
N
 

Total credit hours = 45 to 60

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