Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Certificate
Want to change the world? Your Neighborhood? Yourself?
What is Peace Studies?
Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary field. Its focus includes analysis of conflict and its causes; transformation of conflict through nonviolent methods; and the proactive practice of peace building at the individual, community, national and international levels. The activities, courses, and certificate are open to students with any major in any college at UofL.
Academic Program Overview
The undergraduate certificate in Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences but also encompasses other colleges. It is intended for students who wish to retain their planned major and minor, yet enrich their undergraduate education in a coherent manner that enhances their lives as global citizens and better prepares them for prospective employers or graduate school.
The Peace Studies program offers a 12-hour undergraduate certificate. In addition to three required PEAC courses (325, 350, 550), students choose electives from approximately 150 courses offered by the following units:
- Chinese Studies
- Comparative Humanities
- Criminal Justice
- Geography and Geosciences
- Latin American and Latino Studies
- Pan-African Studies
- Psychological and Brain Sciences
- Political Science
- Social Change
- Social Work
- Sport Administration
- Theatre Arts
- Women’s and Gender Studies
The certificate culminates with PEAC 550, “Service Learning in Peacebuilding,” with an approved local, national, or international organization located off campus. PEAC 325 “Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Fundamentals” and PEAC 350” Basic Mediation and Conflict Transformation” are prerequisites for PEAC 550 that may be taken in any order.
How to Apply
The certificate is awarded upon graduation concurrent with a degree. To add the certificate in Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation to your transcript you should visit the Advising website for an application for certificate in PJCT.