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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- 210 Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Introduction to theory and practice of nonviolence and its application in the American Civil Rights movement. Includes on-campus instruction and an experiential-learning excursion to significant locations linked to the Civil Rights movement.

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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- 271 Conflict Resolution and Analysis (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
An overview of the interdisciplinary field of conflict resolution and analysis in terms of theory, research, and practice. Diverse strategies for conflict mediation are explored. Social, environmental and economic justice are studied as the consequences of nonviolent conflict resolution strategies.

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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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