The Peace Studies Minor offers an interdisciplinary analysis of conflict and nonviolent movements both in the U.S. and globally. Peace Studies Minor combines HCOM's multicultural and ethical reflexivity with Global Studies' purview of complex global systems. Student learning is supported through our commitment to assets based learning models and the Minor's dual approach of process (conflict resolution and nonviolence skills) and content (global conflict, feminist theory of violence, religious peacemaking, histories and philosophies of nonviolence). Peace Studies Minors will engage the campus community with the surrounding communities in shared commitments to developing scholarly and applied strategies for peace building.
Outcomes and Courses
You must achieve all of the Learning Outcomes listed below by successfully completing the listed courses or alternative assessment options.
A) Demonstrate knowledge of dynamics and arenas of conflict.
This outcome provides students the opportunity to learn case studies of conflict and various theoretical approaches to conflict
GS 350: Gender Violence and Global Life (Fall semester)
GS 390: Global Politics (Fall semester)
GS 360: Religion, Violence and peacemaking (Spring semester)
SBS 350:Domination and Resistance
B) Demonstrate knowledge of theories and strategies for social
justice and peace.
This outcome provides students with the opportunities to study movements for social justice and peace past and present, secular and faith-based, and think critically about their relative successes and challenges.
HCOM 340S: Topics In Social Movements: Nonviolence and Social
HCOM 404: Restorative Justice (Every other Spring).
GS 360: Religion, Violence and Peacemaking (Spring semester)
C) Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in
cooperative argumentation and conflict resolution.
This outcome will be met by one of a series of courses based in the model of cooperative argumentation.
HCOM 312: Cooperative Argumentation (Every semester).
HCOM 412: Multicultural Conflict Resolution. (Every other Spring).
D) Describe and analyze gendered, classed, racialized, international and religious stratifications of power in relation to struggles for social justice and peace.
Students will have the opportunity to study the ways that war and peace differently impact communities based on power and privilege and the ways that those stratifications impact our abilities to secure justice and peace.
GS 330: Worldviews (Fall semester).
HCOM 309: Intercultural Communication: Relating to Whiteness
HCOM 343: Race and Gender Justice (Spring semester)
Also SBS 381: Comparative Social History & Political Economy: The
United States and Vietnam Since 1880
E) Define, describe, and participate in building projects for social justice and peace.
In particular through SL curriculum (currently only the 340S is available) students will work via the SL outcomes interfaced with a focus on justice AND peace based community projects students will have the opportunities to serve community identified needs in building peaceful solutions. Students may also do faculty sponsored individual projects to meet this outcome.
HCOM 340S Topics In Social Movements: Nonviolence and Social
GS 380S: Global Organizations and Model UN (Spring semester)
· Ilene Feinman, HCOM
· Kathryn Poethig, SBS/GS
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