Jun 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate

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Program: Certificate
Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Department of Political Science  

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686

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

Courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits: 3

Note: Students may petition for permission to count a course with appropriate content (including a variable-title course) not on this list to satisfy this requirement.

Credits in Other Courses: Credits: 6

Select two courses from the above lists. Students may also choose to take PACS P499 (Internship in Peace and Conflict Studies Cr. 1-3) to satisfy part or all of this requirement.

Note: Students may petition for permission to count courses with appropriate content (including variable-title courses) not on these lists to satisfy this requirement.

Note: Students may only use a combined total of six credits in PACS P497, PACS P498, and PACS P499 to satisfy the requirements of this certificate.

Total Credits: 15

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