Peace and Conflict Studies

The peace and conflict studies concentration within the bachelor of liberal studies, liberal studies major, is concerned with the issues of peace, sources of intercultural conflict, their resolution, and social justice. The program of study draws upon the strengths of a range of disciplines and focuses on developing an understanding of recent history, contemporary social/political structures, the problems associated with these structures, the ethical values embedded in these structures, potential conflicts, and possible paths to resolution. We live in a world where our ability to live peacefully with other peoples and cultures is crucial.

In the peace and conflict studies concentration, students are given the opportunity to engage in critical thinking and dialogue in order to develop the skills of conflict resolution.