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9-Hours of Course Work: The program requires students to take 3 credit hours in Humanities 1302 - Introduction to International Studies - as the core component plus an additional two classes from the list of courses available in the program for a total of 9 credit hours.
Service Projects: Students seeking to be recognized as completing their course work with an emphasis in Peace and Conflict Studies will also engage in at least one service-learning project (a minimum of approximately 15 hours of service).
Pathway Presentation: This program allows students to pursue an emphasis in Peace and Conflict Studies through an inter-disciplinary approach. Students will choose from one of the “Pathways to Peace” focus areas that matches with their interests and individual academic goals. Students who complete the 9 credit hour sequence will prepare a final presentation that demonstrates the application of the learning outcomes they have completed during this course of study. See the pathways by clicking here!
Recognition: Upon completion of the program, students will produce a portfolio that demonstrates their work, which can be shared with other colleges and universities, future employers, and community organizations.
Students will be recognized at graduation with a certificate from the college, and they will be identified at graduation ceremonies with a special stole that will be worn with their regalia that will indicate the emphasis in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
- Understanding nature of conflict and peace
- Ability to identify causes of conflict
- Non-violent means of resolution
- Prepare students for global citizenship
- Critical thinking
- Communication: active listening
- Ability to generate alternative peaceful solutions
- Understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures
- Ability to use restorative justice for conflict transformation
- Ability to think critically about prejudice and stereotypes
- Self awareness
- Mechanisms for building peace and resolving conflict
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