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General Education Requirements

Some of the courses that are part of the Peace and Global Studies curriculum fulfill General Education Requirements.

The Major

Students who wish to major in Peace and Global Studies must take six core courses, as well as a minimum of three courses in one of four areas of concentration.

Core Courses

Six core courses are required:

  • Two of the following three courses:
    • PAGS 100 Introduction to Economics
    • PAGS 111 Introduction to Politics
    • PAGS 170 Introduction to Diplomacy
  • PAGS 240 Global Dynamics and World Peace
  • PAGS 481 Internship
  • PAGS 486 Senior Research Methods
  • PAGS 488 Senior Capstone Experience

The Four Areas of Concentration:

A minimum of three courses in one of four areas of concentration is required:

1. Religious Pacifism

*At least three of the following clustered courses:

  • REL 330 Criminal Justice and Moral Vision
  • PAGS 343 Conflict Resolution
  • REL 425 Religious Responses to War and Violence

2. Law & Justice

*At least 3 of the following clustered courses:

  • PAGS 343 Conflict Resolution
  • PAGS 371 Theories of International Relations
  • PAGS 372 International Law: Sovereignty, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • PAGS 373 International Law: Environment and Development

3. Praxis

*At least 3 of the following clustered courses:

  • PAGS 315 Marxism
  • PAGS 343 Conflict Resolution
  • PAGS 345 Urban Political Economy
  • PAGS 353 Latin America to 1825
  • PAGS 354 Latin America Since 1825
  • PAGS 374 Methods of Peacemaking

4. “Fourth Generation” Peace Studies

*At least 3 of the following clustered courses:

  • PAGS 315 Marxism
  • PAGS 330 Postcolonial Theory
  • PAGS 341 Contemporary Social Thought
  • PAGS 370 Philosophy of Social Science
  • PAGS 371 Theories of International Relations
  • PAGS 374 Methods of Peacemaking

 *Other courses not currently listed might also count as contributing to each concentration; consult directly with the Director of PAGS