The exciting field of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) is a recent academic response to contemporary global problems related to conflict and injustice. Since justice, conflict transformation and reconciliation are complex issues, the perspectives of several academic disciplines are utilized. As a result, our PACS major is an interdisciplinary major based on three core disciplines of Biblical and Religious Studies; History; and Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN). The primary focus of our PACS program is to help students understand and appreciate the Christian foundations for peacemaking and reconciliation; to understand the nature of conflict and approaches to resolving conflict; to understand the relationship of justice to peacemaking, and to become actively involved in peacemaking, conflict resolution, and reconciliation. A PACS major enables students to pursue careers and graduate study in conflict resolution and peacemaking. It also serves as a highly marketable second major.
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Anne Marie Stoner-Eby, Ph.D.