BA in International Studies with Emphasis in Peace Studies
Degree Program Description
Peace Studies is offered as an emphasis area for the BA in International Studies. Students with this emphasis examine issues related to global peace and social justice in the international arena. The emphasis in Peace Studies helps prepare students for employment, volunteer assignments, and graduate study in such areas as conflict resolution, human rights, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, social justice, nonviolent social change, indigenous peoples, and the understanding of global cultural diversity
Major Program Requirements
Refer to the program requirements for the BA in International Studies. In addition, for the emphasis in Peach Studies, students must complete 12 hours of credit:
- 9 credits from a single department or area
- 3 credits in a capstone experience.
The courses for the emphasis in Peace Studies center on those offered through the Peace Studies program, many of which are cross-listed with other departments. In addition, students can count towards the Peace Studies emphasis other courses from departments such as Black Studies, English, Geography, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Peace Studies courses counting for the emphasis can be drawn from the list below.
|PEA_ST 1050||Introduction to Peace Studies||3|
|PEA_ST 1120||Population, Environment and Sustainability||3|
|PEA_ST 2000||Exploration in Social and Economic Justice||3|
|PEA_ST 2182||Critical Dialogues: Nonviolence in Peace/Democracy Movements||3|
|PEA_ST 2200||Nuclear Weapons: Environmental, Health and Social Effects||3|
|PEA_ST 2255||Youth, Islam, and Global Cultures||3|
|PEA_ST 2280||Race, Democracy, and Violence in Cuba and Haiti||3|
|PEA_ST 2285||Large Corporations, Economic Crisis, Social Responsibility||3|
|PEA_ST 2286||Technological Futures, National Security, and Civil Liberties||3|
|PEA_ST 2320||Literature of Spanish Civil War||3|
|PEA_ST 2410||Philosophies of War and Peace||3|
|PEA_ST 2550||Human Rights, Law, War and Peace||3|
|PEA_ST 3140||Art of War and Peace||2-3|
|PEA_ST 3230H||Terrorism and Conflict Resolution - Honors||3|
|PEA_ST 3400||Fake News and Media Politics||3|
|PEA_ST 3401||Global Public Health and Health Care Systems||3|
|PEA_ST 3496||Digital Indigenous Studies||3|
|PEA_ST 3510||Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies||3|
|PEA_ST 3520||Collective Behavior||3|
|PEA_ST 3521||Group Decision Making Processes||3|
|PEA_ST 3522||New Media, Conflict and Control||3|
|PEA_ST 3610||Ireland, 1100s to 1850||3|
|PEA_ST 3611||Ireland, 1850-1923||3|
|PEA_ST 3612||Ireland, 1920-Present||3|
|PEA_ST 3780||World Political Geography||3|
|PEA_ST 3870||Social Revolution in Latin America||3|
|PEA_ST 4230||Women, Development and Globalization||3|
|PEA_ST 4331||Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction||3|
|PEA_ST 4520||Political Sociology||3|
|PEA_ST 4550||Gender and Human Rights in Cross Cultural Perspective||3|
|PEA_ST 4600||Political and Social Philosophy||3|
Students are encouraged to begin study of their foreign language no later than the sophomore year. Students should consult with the International Center about appropriate locations for their student abroad experience. In addition, students must complete all College of Arts and Science, and University graduation requirements, including University general education.
|ENGLSH 1000||3||Foreign Language||5|
|Core Humanitites||3||POL_SC 1400 or 2700||3|
|Foreign Language||5||Biological/Physical Science Course w/Lab||5|
|American History or Government course||3||Math and Quantitative Reasoning course||3|
|GEOG 1100 or 1200||3||Foreign Language||3|
|Foreign Language||3||ANTHRO 2030||3|
|Core Humanities||3||General Elective 1000+||2|
|General Elective 1000+||3||Biological/Physical Science Course||4|
|General Education Behavioral Science||3||Core Humanities 2000 level||3|
|Social/Behavioral 2000+ Major||3||Regional/Cultural 3000+ Major||3|
|Social/Behavioral Science 1000+ Major||3||Regional/Cultural 2000+ Major||3|
|General Education Humanities 2000+||3||Regional/Cultural 3000+ Major||3|
|Regional/Cultural 1000+ Major||3||Social Behavioral 3000+ Major||3|
|Foreign Language||3||Social Behavioral 3000+ Major||3|
|General Elective 3000+||3||Focus Area 3000+ Major||3|
|General Elective 1000+||3||focus Area Capstone 4000 Level||3|
|Focus Area 3000+ Major||3||General Elective 1000+||3|
|Focus Area 3000+ Major||3||General Elective 1000+||3|
|General Elective 1000+||3||General Elective 3000+||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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