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Peace and Conflict Studies

PACS Major Curriculum

 

Peace and Conflict Studies Major (36 credits)

 

PACS Core (21 credits):
THEO 227 Theology, Violence and Non-Violence (3)
BIBL 291 Issues of War, Peace, and Social Justice in the Biblical Texts (3)
PACS 201 Basic Conflict Mediation (3)
SOAN 335 Social Conflict, Justice, and Peacemaking (3)
HIST 391 Historical Study of Peace (3)
PACS 487 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies (3)


Experiential Learning (3)
PACS 391 Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies (3)
or
INTE 391 Professional Development Experience (in area relevant to the major) (3)



PACS Discipline-Based Electives (9 credits)
Choose at least one of the following courses from each of the major’s three core disciplines. Each relevant disciplinary elective provides additional grounding in each of these three disciplines crucial to understanding and resolving conflict.

 

Biblical and Religious Studies
THEO 223 Global Christian Theology (3)
THEO 207 African-American Theology (3)
THEO 305 Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism (THEO 205, RELI 206 prerequisites) (3)
RELI 205/6 Religions of the World (3)
RELI 229 Islam (3)
RELI329 Christianity in Africa (3)
RELI 332 Christianity in Asia (3)
RELI 321 Christianity in Latin America (3)
URBS 319 Practical Theology and the Urban Church (3)

 

History
HIST 352 African-American History Since 1865 (3)
HIST 383 South Africa: Struggle for Freedom (3)
HIST 379 History of the Middle East (3)
HIST 324 European Imperialism (3)
HIST 374 History of Modern India and Pakistan (3)
HIST 381 History of Africa (3)
HIST 392 Women and Gender in History (3)

 

Sociology
CRIJ 282 Restorative Justice (3)
SOAN 356 Engaging Diversity and Inequality (3)
SOAN 342 Women & Men in American Society (3)
SOAN 305 Harrisburg Neighborhoods (3)
SOAN 420 Social Welfare Policy & Social Change (3)
IDSA 200 Eco-Urban Footprints of Post Metropolis Life (3)
URBS 301 World-View Perspectives of City Life (3)

 

PACS General Electives (6 credits)
Choose at least two courses from the list below. At least one of them must be a 300-level course. The content of these courses are relevant to students interested in peace and conflict studies, and just as importantly, they provide additional disciplinary perspectives often drawn upon by those analyzing and seeking to resolve conflict.

 

COMM 301 Persuasion: Theory and Practice (3)
COMM 342 Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 354 Interpersonal Conflict (3)
ECON 117 Issues in Environmental Economics (3)
ECON 312 Economic Development (ECON 110, 117, or 210 prereq) (3)
POLI 212 International Politics (3)
POLI 222 Politics in Latin America (3)
POLI 315 United States Foreign Policy (3)
POLI 320 Ethnic and Racial Politics in America (3)
POLI 330 Terrorism (3)
POLI 362 Theories of International Relations (3)
PYSC 242 Community Psychology (PSYC 101 or SOAN 101 prereq) (3)
PHIL 325 Moral Problems (3)
THEA 363 Theatre for Social Change (3)