Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Peace Studies



C. Austad (Phone: 860-832-3101), D. Blitz (860-832-2916) Coordinators;. Peace Studies Committee: A. Aaronsohn, M. Alewitz, A. Antar, W. Brown-Foster, E. Chasse, G. El-Eid, A. King, K. Larsen, K. Love, N. Sadanand, M. Specter, R. Wolff


Program Overview

Peace studies is an interdisciplinary program concerned with the origins of war and the prospects for peace. Topics to be considered include just war theory, types of pacifism, the nature of wars, conflict resolution and the history of peace movements, deterrence theory, weapons of mass destruction, and problems of international security. The program offers students the opportunity to study conflicts and peace efforts in specific regions of the world and to produce a senior thesis on a topic of their choice.



Minor in Peace Studies (18 credits)

PES 110Introduction to the Study of Peace & War3
PES 410Research in Peace Studies3
and 12 credits from any of the following:
ART 270Mural Painting3
HIST 291Modern Middle East3
HIST 474History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict3
PES 111War & Peace through Films3
PES 210Topics in Peace Studies1-3
PES 310Internship in Peace Studies1-6
PHIL 345Philosophy of War and Peace3
PS 235International Relations3
PS 345International Terrorism3
PS 380International Conflict and Security3
PSY 202Peace Psychology3

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