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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Peace Studies Minor

Students minoring in Peace Studies design their programs of study in consultation with a Peace Studies faculty advisor. The program is administered by the Peace Studies faculty who must approve all programs of study.

Students will choose a concentration that will help them in shaping a course of study with a clearly stated focus (the courses selected will be justified in terms of that concentration). Concentrations include: human rights; environmental peace, development, and sustainability; healing and well-being; conflict analysis, transformation, and peacebuilding; world order and just peace; as well as a Create Your Own concentration based on a student’s interests (student will work with advisor to craft the specifics of this concentration and what courses will fill it).

Required and Elective Courses

The minor consists of 16 semester hours. Many courses within existing university departmental curricula are potentially relevant to the minor, and it is the responsibility of the student to design a program (in consultation with Peace Studies faculty) based on his or her own interests and field of specialization prior to submission of the program to the Peace Studies faculty for approval.

Seven hours of the minor must be devoted to three required courses:

The remaining nine hours of the minor will be made up of courses from other university departments which support the chosen concentration.

Courses taken for other majors or minors may be counted toward this minor.