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  • Course description
    In cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Studies BA Program, the Matsunaga Institute for Peace offers an undergraduate major in Peace and Conflict Resolution. The major is interdisciplinary in nature and is concerned with the academic study of war and other forms of conflict (both direct and structural). The Major focuses on conflict resolution and on ways to prevent destructive conflict. With the exception of three required courses, students are free to design their own program with the guidance of an Interdisciplinary Studies and Peace Institute faculty advisor.

    Core Courses

    PACE 310 – Survey Peace & Conflict Studies
    PACE 447 – Mediation Skills: UH Basic
    PACE 495 – Practicum & Internship (or a faculty approved substitute)

    The remaining 27 credit hours or nine courses to meet the major’s minimum requirement of 36 credit hours will be selected in consultation with the student’s Interdisciplinary Studies advisor and Peace and Conflict Resolution advisor.

    The list of courses below is meant as a guide and not an exhaustive list.

    ANTH 423 Social & Cultural Change
    BIOL 310 Environmental Issues
    COM 340 Intercultural Communication
    ECON 466 Growth & Crisis in the Global Economy
    FAMR 350 Leadership & Group Processes
    GEOG 336 Geography of Peace & War
    PACE 247 Survey of Conflict Management
    PACE 315 Personal Peace: Stories of Hope
    PACE 340 Negotiation
    PACE 345 / ANTH 345 Aggression, War, & Peace
    PACE 373 / POLS 396 Nonviolent Political Alternatives
    PACE 399 Directed Reading
    PACE 410 History of Peace Movements
    PACE 412 Gandhi, King & Nonviolence
    PACE 413 Terrorism (Spring 2009)
    PACE 477 Culture & Conflict Resolution
    PACE 478 International Law & Disputes
    PACE 485 Topics in Peace & Conflict Resolution
    PACE 495 Internship
    POLS 201 Problems of War & Peace
    POLS 319 International Organization
    POLS 375 Public Law & Judicial Behavior
    POLS 394 Democracy in Organizations
    SOC 433 Analysis in Law & Social Change
    SP 455 Conflict Management
    WS 304 Women, War & the Military

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