A minor in Peace and Conflict Studies requires the following:
PCS 350 Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies (4sh)
NOTE: Required course that will be offered spring 2014.
Sixteen semester hours selected from the following courses or other approved newly offered courses from at least two different departments.
The following courses are regularly offered and listed by title in the catalog:
ANT 372 Anthropology of War
The following special topics courses are offered at various times, although not listed by title in the catalog:
GST 206 Studies in South Africa
PCS 121. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MEDIATION 2 sh
In this course, students will be taught the basic skills in a six-step mediation process. In mediation an outside person who maintains neutrality and withholds judgment helps two people in a conflict situation to find their own solutions. This course will cover the five different styles of resolving conflicts, listening skills for mediation, how to discover the underlying cause for the conflict, as well as the six stages in the mediation process. Through role-plays, students will practice the role of the mediation as well as experience the mediation as a disputant. At the end of the course, there will be an evaluation of skills and an opportunity for students to use their skills at the Alamance County Dispute Settlement Center.
PCS 122. COLLABORATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS 2 sh
Conflict is a constant part of our lives. The Chinese symbol for conflict also means opportunity. How can we handle conflicts so they produce positive results? How do we resolve conflicts so they become creative opportunities for learning and growing? This class will provide students with a negotiation process that gets to the root of conflict and produces creative solutions. We will analyze our own individual patterns for resolving conflict and learn how to choose the style that is best for each conflict situation.
PCS 350. FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES 4 sh
This interdisciplinary course examines the meanings and dynamics of peace and non-violence on the one hand and conflict and violence on the other, at the individual, group, state and system levels. It examines diverse types and causes of conflict and violence, whether it be local or global. Course counts for the International Studies major and Advanced Studies in the General Studies.
PCS 381. INTERNSHIP IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES 1-4 sh
Research, service and occupational internships focusing on issues relating to violence and non-violence. Prerequisites: two courses in non-violence studies and permission of the coordinator.
PCS 461-469. SEMINARS ON PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES 4 sh
These seminars combine two or more interdisciplinary approaches to the problem of violence. Each will include exploration of non-violent approaches to confl ict situations. Prerequisites: two courses in non-violence studies.
This page was updated July 19, 2013.