Conflict within and between people, groups and nations is a consistent—and significant—part of the human experience. Peacemaking explores nonviolent means for managing and resolving such conflict. This minor will help you understand the nature of human conflict and move toward becoming informed and active peacemaker in interpersonal, inter-group and international relationships.
- This minor consists of six courses: four courses designed to provide an integrated understanding of conflict and peacemaking based on biblical teaching, historical insights and contemporary understanding and practices.
- Elective courses discuss topics in communication, psychology, political science, management, history, social work and theology.
The minor in peacemaking and conflict studies is designed to complement any major. This minor will prepare you for careers that involve working intensely with people, such as business, church and para-church ministries, counseling, education, public service and social work.
Peter Smith, Ph.D.
Required Courses (15-18 Units)
|COM-420/SOC-430||Conflict Management and Resolution||3|
|THEO-465||Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking||3|
Select two of the following:
|COM-430/PSY-390||Group Dynamics and Leadership||3|
|CRIM-355*||Victims, Trauma and Recovery||3|
|HIST-321||Anabaptist/Mennonite History and Thought||3|
|MGT-360||Human Resource Management||3|
|PS-380||Social Problems and Public Policy||4|
|PS-390||Religion and Politics in America||4|
|PS-425||Global Economics and Sustainable Development||3|
|PS-430||History and Contemporary Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy||4|
|SOC-350||Marriage and Family||3|
|SW-410||Working With Groups||3|
|SW-420||Becoming a Change Agent||3|
|THEO-434||Theologies of Radical Discipleship||3|
* This course includes a lab that also meets the 1-unit mediation practicum requirement.