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PAX- 201 Introduction to Applied Peace Studies (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
A general introduction to peace studies as an area of inquiry. The nature and dynamics of violent conflict, the conditions and practices of peace in its many forms, emphasis on peace building and nonviolent conflict transformation.

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PAX- 251 Special Topics in Peace Studies (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Topics of current or historical importance in the understanding of peace and conflict. Designated topics announced prior to the start of the course. May be repeated for elective credit, but not more than twice for a total of 6 credits.

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PAX- 301 Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The study and practice of conflict resolution. An exploration of the origins and causes of conflict at multiple scales,how individuals and states act and react in situations of conflict, and practices and strategies for resolving conflict with an emphasis on nonviolence and peacebuilding.

Prerequisite: take PAX-201

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PAX- 401 Applied Peace Studies Seminar (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An analysis of beliefs and practices of peace. Students work to formulate their own ideas and positions and to develop critical arguments on peace theories by integrating the insights and arguments of a range of academic and popular sources on the subject. Culminates in a major peace-related research project.

Prerequisite: take PAX-301

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