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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate

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Program: Certificate
Peace and Conflict Studies
Department of Political Science  
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686

A certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies is available to all Purdue University Fort Wayne students who wish to understand the dynamics of conflict as well as various paths toward peace, from the interpersonal to the global level.  The certificate can be earned and awarded independent of other degree(s).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • be able to explain sources of conflict as rooted in inequality and injustice, including issues of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, disabilities, and/or religious affiliation
  • be able to explain the dynamics of conflict at various social levels, including interpersonal, group, organization, community, society, and/or global
  • be able to explain varying perspectives on peace and differing paths to achieve it
  • synthesize a critique of violent techniques of conflict resolution such as war and oppression
  • demonstrate a commitment to social justice and nonviolent conflict resolution
  • demonstrate skills in employing nonviolent conflict resolution strategies and promoting social change

Declaring this Certificate:

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation
  • A grade of C- or higher in each course required for the certificate
  • At least 8 credits must be earned as resident credit

To earn the Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Program Requirements

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 3

Students may petition for permission to count a course with appropriate content (including a variable-title course) not on this list to satisfy this requirement.

Additional Courses: Credits 6

Choose two additional courses:

  • Students may choose courses from the previous lists. 
  • Students may also choose to take PACS 49900 (Internship in Peace and Conflict Studies Cr. 1-3) to satisfy part or all of this requirement.
  • Students may petition for permission to count courses with appropriate content (including variable-title courses) not on these lists to satisfy this requirement.
  • Students may only use a combined total of six credits in PACS 49700, PACS 49800, and PACS 49900 to satisfy the requirements of this certificate.

Total Credits: 15

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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