Courses Offered 2012-13

Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Courses offered 2012-13.


Fall 2012

T/Th 2:30-4:40 until Oct. 1 only!

PEAC 350 Mediation and Conflict Transformation

No Prerequisites.

Basic skills include understanding the place and role of mediation as a conflict transformation tool; applying techniques for constructive negotiation; understanding sources of conflict and recognizing conflict management styles; gaining practical experience in conflict resolution techniques and skill building; understanding stages of mediation;acquiring listening and communication skills; understanding directive , facilitative, and transformative styles of mediation.

 This course blends in-class meetings and on-line work and ends at mid-semester.  In class meeting will be Aug. 21, 28; Sept. 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; Oct. 1

Spring 2013

M/W 4:00-5:15

PEAC 325 Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation

Introduces fundamental issues within the broad realm of Peace Studies and deepens student skills in critical thinking, conflict analysis, and problem solving. Core issues: conflict analysis,non-violent action, violence prevention,warism, peacebuilding, and gender and peace.

Every Term

PEAC 550 Service Learning in Peacebuilding

Prerequisite: Completion of PEAC 325 and 350.

Students work 96 hours within an approved local, national, or international, organization whose focus is some aspect of peace, justice,or conflict transformation. The objective is for them to learn first hand how principles and theories studied in previous classes are applied in the field. They also write a comprehensive paper connecting theory and practice.