Peace and Conflict (PAX)

PAX 335  Introduction to Mediation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: In-depth examination of the mediation process. Students will learn methods to promote settlement in disputes. Same as LAT 335.

PAX 361  War, Peace, & Religion     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: A course in comparative religious ethics thematically exploring a variety of global religious traditions, both East and West, examining their respective scriptures, doctrines, histories, and contemporary examples through the lens of their various perspective on violence and nonviolence. Special emphasis will be given to the resources each has available for nonviolent responses to interpersonal and international conflict. Same as REL 361. LAS Ethics; LAS International/Intercultural.

PAX 365  Selected Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Specialized course work in interpersonal and/or international conflict studies. Typically offered in conjunction with LAT 365, PHL 365, PSC 365, or REL 365. May be repeated as content varies for a maximum of 9 credits.

PAX 374  Exploring War and Peace in the Modern World     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: This class provides an interdisciplinary survey of the root causes of conflicts and methods by which societies can build peace. There is a specific emphasis on the multiple meanings of peace in society and the challenges embedded in contemporary, applied peace-making. Same as PSC 374.

PAX 426  Peace and Justice in Post-Conflict Societies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: S (even-numbered years).

Course Description: This course addresses issues of building peace in war-torn societies by focusing on a range of political, military, economic, and social challenges and how they intersect with institutions of the state. Emphasis on four separate sectors around which institutionalizing peace are organized: security, justice and reconciliation, governance and participation, and social and economic issues. Special attention is given to connecting the theoretical literature on conflict transition to the applied challenges of post-war societies. Same as PSC 426. Prerequisite(s): PSC 101 and PSC 200.

PAX 430  Conflict Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Examines non-litigation forms of resolving legal disputes. Emphasis will be placed on Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration. Same as LAT 430.

PAX 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Students are normally expected to discuss proposed work with PACS faculty two semesters before registration is anticipated. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Director of Peace & Conflict Studies.

PAX 490  Practicum/Internship     Credits: 1-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: In coordination with the Director of Peace & Conflict Studies, students arrange an internship or practicum with a relevant government agency or employer. Internships must be arranged and approved by the department in the semester preceding the internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Director of Peace & Conflict Studies