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Peace and Conflict Studies Minor [PCS] (Minor)

Philosophy Department
Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, chair
Old Main, Room 138
607-753-2727

 

Students who choose to minor in peace and conflict studies will:

  • Gain an understanding of the origins of violence and human conflict.
  • Recognize different forms of violence and conflict.
  • Acquire comprehension of philosophies of non-violence.
  • Develop the ability to critically evaluate strategies used for peace making.

The student advisor will be the director of the Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice or her/his delegate.

A. Required Courses: 9 credit hours
  • PHI 160 - Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3 cr. hr.)
  • FSA 250 - Foundations of Peace Education (3 cr. hr.)
    Choose
  • PHI 330 - Philosophies of Nonviolence (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • PHI 331 - War and Terrorism (3 cr. hr.)
B. At least 9 credits hours chosen from:

* Indicates that a prerequisite is required.

  • PHI 135 - Introduction to Ethics (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 170 - Philosophical Meditations (1 cr. hr.) Students can take this one-credit-hour course up to four times.
  • PHI 205 - Prisons and Punishment (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 330 - Philosophies of Nonviolence (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 331 - War and Terrorism (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 307 - Marxian Economics (3 cr. hr.) *
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 430 - The Vietnam War (3 cr. hr.) *
  • IST 200 - Foundations of the International System (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 250 - International Relations (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 456 - International Politics in the Middle East (3 cr. hr.) *
  • PSY 375 - Positive Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 235 - Sociology of Globalization (3 cr. hr.) *
  • SOC 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.) *
  • SOC 365 - Sociology of Violence (3 cr. hr.) *
  • CPV 400 - Cooperative Education (1-16 cr. hr.)
    Courses with the same number are cross listed. Select only one.
  • AAS 428 - The Civil Rights Movement in America (3 cr. hr.) *
  • HIS 428 - The Civil Rights Movement in America (3 cr. hr.) *
  • AAS 352 - Early African American Writing (3 cr. hr.) *
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.) *
  • SOC 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.) *
  • HIS 461 - Modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 cr. hr.) *
  • JST 461 - Modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 cr. hr.) *
  • CRM 485 - Capital Punishment (3 cr. hr.) *
  • SOC 485 - Capital Punishment (3 cr. hr.) *
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18