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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate

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Program: Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 153 ~ 260-481-6019

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Explain sources of conflict as rooted in inequality and injustice, including issues of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, disabilities, and/or religious affiliation.
  • Explain the dynamics of conflict at various social levels, including interpersonal, group, organization. community, society, and/or global.
  • Explain varying perspectives on peace and differing paths to achieve it.
  • Synthesize a critique of violent techniques of conflict resolution such as war and oppression.
  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and nonviolent conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrate skills in employing nonviolent conflict resolution strategies and promoting social change.

A certificate in peace and conflict studies is available to all IPFW students who wish to understand the dynamics of conflict as well as various paths toward peace, from the interpersonal to the global level. To earn this certificate, you must complete the following 15 credits with a grade of C or higher in each course:

Program Requirements

Credits in a social and behavioral sciences courses Credits: 3

Chosen from a list available in the School of Arts and Sciences office.

Credits in a humanities course Credits: 3

Chosen from a list available in the School of Arts and Sciences office.

Credits in another course Credits: 3

Chosen from either the humanities course list or the social and behavioral sciences course list.

Total Credits: 15

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