Peace Studies Minor

Program Overview

Peace studies is an interdisciplinary program concerned with the origins of war and the prospects for peace. Topics to be considered include just war theory, types of pacifism, the nature of wars, conflict resolution and the history of peace movements, deterrence theory, weapons of mass destruction, and problems of international security. The program offers students the opportunity to study conflicts and peace efforts in specific regions of the world and to produce a senior thesis on a topic of their choice.

Requirements: (18 credits)

Required Courses:

PES 110Introduction to the Study of Peace & War

3

PES 410Research in Peace Studies

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Electives:

ART 270Mural Painting

3

HIST 291Modern Middle East

3

PES 111War & Peace through Films

3

PES 210Topics in Peace Studies

3

PES 310Internship in Peace Studies

1 TO 6

PHIL 345/PES 345Philosophy of War & Peace

3

PS 235/LAS 235International Relations

3

PS 345International Terrorism

3

PS 380International Conflict and Security

3

PSY 202/PES 202Peace Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 18