The minor allows students to examine the causes and prevention of war, as well as the nature of violence, including social oppression, discrimination, and marginalization. Students also learn peace-making strategies to overcome persecution and transform society to attain a more just and equitable international community.
The inquiry encompasses micro and macro perspectives. At the micro end of the spectrum, students investigate nonviolent ethics and conflict management; inner, aesthetic, and spiritual peace; interpersonal communication and relations; inter group relations; and diversity and gender issues. At the macro level, students explore the dynamics of international conflict, as well as approaches to peace and world order; ethnic and socioeconomic justice; multiculturalism; renewable economics; and biodiversity.
Applications for the Peace & Conflict Resolution minor are always being accepted.