Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution

Roderic Owen, coordinator

Students with an interest in peace-building, global and cross-cultural diversity, and the relationship between peace and justice as well as the skills and techniques emerging from   mediation, conflict resolution, and non-violence are encouraged to pursue MBC’s multi-disciplinary minor in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution. Topics include older forms of faith-based pacifism and diverse forms of contemporary non-violent thought and protest, as well as the skills and resources necessary for interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural conflict analysis, resolution, and peace building. Minor requirements are structured to support cross-disciplinary study, a combination of theory and praxis, and (whenever possible) integration with a student’s declared major.

This minor complements an academic major in any number of different liberal arts and pre-professional areas while also enriching students’ participation in various programs including Quest Interfaith, Spencer Global Citizens, and VWIL and Leadership Studies.

Requirements for the Minor in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution

21 semester hours
Three of the following core courses: COMM 280, REL/COMM 237, PHIL/REL 320, or PSYC 277,
Three of the following elective courses (with no more than two from any one department): ANTH 120, ANTH 202, AS 212, AS 251, AS/REL 275, AS/REL 278 BIOL 148, BUAD/COMM 202, CE 281, ECON 115, ECON 180, HIST 266, HIST 365, INT/ART 150, PHIL 232, PHIL 235, POLS 209, POLS 221, POLS 310, PSYC 216, PSYC 218, PSYC 245, REL 130, REL 202, REL 203, REL 221, REL 232, SOC 112, SOC 240, SOC 248, SOC 262, and SOC 264
Either a faculty-approved 3 s.h. internship (see note below) or one of the following experiential courses: CE 255, PHIL 140, POLS/CE 287, REL 310, or SOC 282

Note: The internship must have a mediation/conflict resolution or a community-service emphasis and be registered under one of the following departments: Civic Engagement, Communication, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.