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2014-2017 The Peace & Conflict Studies Major Requirements

 

The PCS Major is comprised of 7 basic components:

1.  INTRODUCTORY COURSE


PCS 3500
Introduction to Peace & Conflict Studies (offered Fall Semester)
-OR-
COMM 3330 Negotiation & Interviewing
-OR-
SW 3550 Social Diversity and Cultural Understanding DV

2.  CORE COURSES

 Take three of the following, and check the catalog for any prerequisites:

ETHNC 4450: Intergroup Relations

SOC 1020: Current Social Problems in America

 ECON 1060: The Political Economy of Race, Ethnicity, Class, & Gender

 PHIL 3500: Ethics

 PHIL 3640: World Religions  IR

PHIL 3700: Political Philosophy 

 ECON 5180: Poverty and Inequality

 ECON 5560: Gender and Economic Development in the Third World

 PHIL 3730: Justice in International Affairs IR

PHIL 5710: International Human Rights IR

 POLS 3680: Globalization and World Politics IR

3.  THEME COURSES

Choose one of the themes below as your focus. Take three courses from the theme you choose. Please see approved course list for course information.

 Conflict Resolution

 Social Justice

 Global Perspectives

4.  ENRICHMENT COURSES

Take two 5000-level courses from the approved course list, or substitute up to two classes with upper-division language courses.

5.  CAPSTONE COURSE

PCS 4950: Dialogue Models: Peace & Conflict Studies Capstone (offered Spring Semester)
-OR-
COMM 5810: Dialogue Models
-OR-
COMM 5150: Dialogue & Cultural Studies

6.  INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

PCS 4800: The Integrative Seminar (offered Spring Semester)

7.  INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT

Internship must be approved in advance by your Advisor. Please see our internship page for details on earning a minimum of 3 credit hours (retroactive credit hours cannot be given for past internships).


Total Semester Credit Hours: 34

Students must earn a "C" or better in each approved course for this major.  A maximum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) transferred from another institution may count toward the major.

Students are permitted 3 courses from any one department to count toward the minor requirements.  This limit is to ensure students get the full benefit of the interdisciplinary nature of this program.

Last Updated: 1/25/17