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Peace and Conflict Studies Minor

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

A minor in Peace and Conflict Studies requires the following:

PCS 350 Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies 4 sh
 
Sixteen semester hours selected from the following courses or other approved newly offered courses from at least two different departments
16 sh
ANT 384 Anthropology of War  
ART 330 Photography of Social Critique  
ART 339 Ecological Art  
GST 265 Multicultural London  
GST 288 Community Engagement in Brazil  
HST 140 Intro to Caribbean History  
HST 339 History of the Holocaust  
HST 349 Slavery and Resistance  
HST 365 Social Movements in Post Civil War America  
HST 392 Slavery in North America  
HSS 311 Social Policy and Inequality  
HSS 349 Violence in Families  
HSS 350 International Human Services  
PCS 121 Introduction to Conflict Mediation  
PCS 122 Collaborative Conflict Resolution Skills  
PHL 212 Ethical Practice  
PHL 320 Reclaiming Democracy  
PHL 341 Philosophy of Law  
POL/INT 141 International Relations  
POL 343 International Law  
POL 345 International Terrorism  
POL 346 International Security  
POL 348 International Human Rights  
POL 362 India and Pakistan  
POL 366 Middle East Politics  
POL 367 Politics of Africa  
POL 368 Latin American Politics  
POL 392 Social Movements  
PSY 357 Criminal Behavior  
REL 201 Buddhist Traditions  
REL 343 Women, Violence and Resistance  
REL 344 Christianity and Social Justice  
REL 348 Environmental Ethics  
REL 461 Religion and War in Jewish Tradition  
REL 365 Islam and the Other: Jihad in Historical Perspective  
SOC 220 Social Issues and Problems in the Local Community  
SOC 245 Non-Violence of the Brave: From Gandhi to King  
Soc 341 Ethnic and Race Relations   
 TOTAL20sh

Courses 

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 conflict situations. Prerequisites: two courses in peace and conflict studies.
 

This page was updated July 1, 2014.