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Minor in Peace Studies


A minor in peace studies requires a minimum of 15 credits.  Online writing intensive versions of 1050 are available. It is recommended that the credits be distributed among the five areas outlined below.

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

Introduction to Peace Studies
Area 1: International and Civil War and Peace3
Nuclear Weapons: Environmental, Health and Social Effects
Technological Futures, National Security, and Civil Liberties
Philosophies of War and Peace
Human Rights, Law, War and Peace
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution - Honors
Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction
Area 2: Global Social and Environmental Justice3
Population, Environment and Sustainability
Exploration in Social and Economic Justice
Large Corporations, Economic Crisis, Social Responsibility
Global Public Health and Health Care Systems
Social Revolution in Latin America
Women, Development and Globalization
Political Sociology
Area 3: Nonviolent Social Movements, Process, and Change3
Critical Dialogues: Nonviolence in Peace/Democracy Movements
Collective Behavior
Group Decision Making Processes
New Media, Conflict and Control
Area 4: Cultures, Intellectuals, And Global Migration3
Youth, Islam, and Global Cultures
Literature of Spanish Civil War
Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies
Art of War and Peace
Fake News and Media Politics
World Political Geography
Political and Social Philosophy
Area 5: Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and The Imperial State3
Indigenous Religions
Introduction to Indigenous Literatures
Special Themes in Native American and Indigenous Studies
Digital Indigenous Studies
Digital Indigenous Studies - Honors
Native American Geographies
Gender and Human Rights in Cross Cultural Perspective