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Peace and Conflict Studies Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (PEACE)

This minor may be pursued by students in any major. It is designed to help students take a coherent set of courses organized around the study of the sources of international conflict, peace movements, and peace building. The minor requires 18 credits, of which at least 9 must be upper division, including 6 credits at the 400 level. Students will be required to take two prescribed courses in Science, Technology, and Society, one introductory and one capstone. They also will take 6 credits of additional courses with an international focus and 6 credits from a list of supporting courses, which includes the study of conflict in race relations, family, community, and the development of personal peace as a precursor to peace building. The full requirements with the lists of additional and supporting courses are available in the Science, Technology, and Society program office, 133 Willard Building, University Park Campus. Substitutions for requirements, such as that necessary for Political Science majors taking an alternative to PL SC 014 GS;IL(3), require the permission of the Peace and Conflict Studies minor adviser or the director of the Science, Technology, and Society program.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


PL SC 090(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PL SC 490(3) (Sem: 7-8)

INT U 200 GS(3) or PL SC 014 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 3-8)
(INT U 200 GS(3) and PL SC 014 GS;IL(3) cannot both be taken for credit)

Select 3 credits from the additional course list in the S T S program office (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from the supporting course list in the S T S program office (Sem: 3-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-06-013

Review Date: 1/30/00



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