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PACS Major Curriculum

Major Curriculum - Peace and Conflict Studies

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)
[SOCI 335] Social Conflict, Justice, and Peacemaking (3)
[HIST 391] Historical Study of Peace (3)
[PACS 495] 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 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS or “SPHERES” OF PEACE                                                        15 Credits

Students broaden and deepen learning from the foundational core courses through distribution courses in the Five Spheres of Peace. 

 
SPHERE 1:  Religious and Theological              
Students will analyze how Christian theologies or world religious practices and structures contribute to peace and conflict.                                                                                                 
Select ONE from the following:
 
[RELI 205/6] Religions of the World (3)
[RELI 228] Judaism (3)
[RELI 229] Islam (3)
[RELI 333] Religions of India (3)
[RELI 334] Religions of China and Japan (3)
[RELI 321] Christianity in Latin America (3)
[RELI 329] Christianity in Africa (3)
[RELI 332] Christianity in Asia (3)
[THEO 209] Anabaptist Theology (3)
[THEO 211] Brethren in Christ Life and Thought (3)
[THEO 221] Faith and Society (3)
[CHRM 352] Topics in Cross-cultural Ministries:   Muslim-Christian Relations (3)
[THEO 207] African-American Theology (3)
[THEO 223] Global Christian Theology (3)
[THEO 305] Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism (3)
 
The following approved courses are offered intermittently
 
[THEO 219] Theology and Christian Unity (3)
[THEO 354] Theology and Gender (3)
[RELI 366] Topics in Religion:  Religion and Global Conflicts (3)
 
SPHERE 2:  Ecological and Economic                                                                                                                   
Students will evaluate relationships between peace and economic prosperity through the balance between economic profitability, social equity, and environmental integrity in human endeavors.
 
Select ONE from the following:
 
[ECON 110] Economics of Social Issues (3)
[ECON 117] Issues in Environmental Economics (3)
[ECON 120] Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
[BIOL 216] Environmental Issues and Sustainable Solutions (3)
[BIOL 315] Environmental Ethics (3)
[BIOL 140/SUST 140] Ecology and Sustainability (3)
 
SPHERE 3:  Political and Institutional
Students will explain how national and international political structures, foreign policy or different approaches to criminal justice contribute to peace and conflict.
 
Select ONE from the following:
 
[POLI 212] International Politics (3)
[POLI 214 Constitutional Law:  Governmental Powers and Constraints (3)
[POLI 222] Politics in Latin America (3)
[POLI 315] United States Foreign Policy (3)
[POLI 316] Constitutional Law:  Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (3)
[POLI 320] Ethnic and Racial Politics in America (3)
[POLI 362] Theories of International Relations (3)
[CRIJ 101] Introduction to Criminal Justice
[CRIJ 282] Restorative Justice (3)
 
The following approved course is offered intermittently
 
[POLI 330] Terrorism (3)
 
SPHERE 4:  Socio-Cultural  
Students will analyze interpersonal relations and social institutions as they relate to the socio-cultural contexts of peace and conflict.
                                                                                                                                        
Select ONE from the following:
 
[SOCI 315] Urban Sociology (3)
[SOCI 356] Social Inequality (3)
[SOCI 305] Harrisburg Neighborhoods (3)
[SOCI 341] Religion and Society (3)
[SOCI 342] Women & Men in American Society (3)
[SOWK 356] Engaging Diversity and Inequality (3)
[SOWK 420] Social Welfare Policy and Social Change (3)
[COMM 342] Intercultural Communication (3)
[COMM 354] Interpersonal Conflict (3)
[PSYC 242] Community Psychology (3)
[THEA 363] Theatre for Social Change (3)
[HDFS 386] Family Ethnicity and Human Services
 
SPHERE 5:  Historical
Students will explain both the motivations of individuals as well as the broader causes of conflict and peacemaking by placing these factors in their evolving historical contexts.
 
Select ONE from the following:
 
[HIST 344] Civil War America (3)
[HIST 351] Native American History (3)
[HIST 352] African-American History since 1865 (3)
[HIST 372] Modern Civilizations of Asia (3)
[HIST 374] History of Modern India and Pakistan (3)
[HIST 375] Gandhi’s India:  1869-1948 (3)
[HIST 314] The Crusading Movement
[HIST 312] The Trial of Joan of Arc
[HIST 320] Renaissance and Reformation Europe
[HIST 322] Modern Europe: 1789-1918
[HIST 323] Europe in the 20th Century
 
The following approved courses are offered intermittently
 
[HIST 379] History of the Middle East (3)
[HIST 381] History of Africa (3)
[HIST 383] South Africa: Struggle for Freedom (3)
[HIST 392] Women and Gender in History (3)