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Course Descriptions

PEAC 200 - Introduction to Peace Studies

Credits: (3)

Instructional Method: Three hours lecture.
Overview of the main issues and various disciplinary approaches to the study of conflict, conflict management, and world security; introduction to alternative paradigms for conflict management and resolution; introduction to a variety of world order systems.

Note(s): This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Global Perspectives.

PEAC 487 - Peace Studies Seminar

Credits: (3)

Instructional Method: Three hours seminar.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and for non-minors, permission of instructor.

Concentrates on a theme or themes specific to Peace Studies depending on the instructor(s). Course is cross-disciplinary and team taught. A major research paper relating to the topical interests of each student is required.

PEAC 489 - Peace Studies

Credits: (3)

Instructional Method: Three hours research.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of thesis proposal by PEAC Committee.

Students research and write a senior thesis appropriate to the topical focus of their program of study, supervised by an interdisciplinary committee which may be chaired in the students’ major departments.

PEAC 498 - Independent Study

Credits: (1-6)

Instructional Method: One to six hours of independent study.
Prerequisites: PEAC 200 and permission of the PEAC Committee.