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Being a Thresher means being the best you can be at all times of the day, even after you have graduated and moved on to another chapter in your life.
Cristopher Nelson ’14

Coursework for Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

Regardless of your major, you can easily add a minor in peace, justice and conflict studies. In its current form, this minor combines selected courses in multiple disciplines and a research project (which may be done in conjunction with a senior seminar in another major or as a separate project). Because the minor requires only 17–19 additional hours from multiple departments, you will have a good deal of choice in which courses you take. If you’re interested in a major with a peace, justice and conflict studies emphasis, you might want to explore the possibility of an Individualized Major.

Required courses:
  • SSC 235 Introduction to Peace Studies
And three of the following:
  • BRL 330 Christian Social Ethics
  • BRL 372 Nonviolence: Theory and Practice
  • SSC 250 Intro to Conflict Management
  • SSC 344 Case Studies in Collective Violence
One elective (partial list):
  • BIO 110 Environmental Science
  • COA 313 Gender, Race, Class, and the Media
  • HIS 347 Race and Ethnicity in American History
  • LIT 123 Nonwestern Literatures
  • PSY 260 Social Psychology
  • SSC 222 Principles of Sociology
  • SWK 364 Social Development and Social Justice

See course catalog for additional approved electives.