Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences

Undergraduate

*Please note: All classes now listed under PCS (not CPS) for registration purposes*

In Fall 2013, the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies began accepting students into its Peace and Conflict Studies BA Program.

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program takes a dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of peace and the practice of conflict management, resolution, and transformation.  Undergraduates in this field of study will gain an understanding of peace science and peace scholarship while actively engaged in their communities proactively transforming conflict.

Most courses are open to major and non-majors. There will be a few openings for online attendance; please note, all courses are SYNCHRONOUS as to allow face-to-face interaction between residential and distance learners.

 

Course Plan

Sophomore Year 

Fall

Spring

PCS 205 Peace & Violence in the Modern World

PCS 212 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

  Junior Year

Fall

Spring

PCS 305 Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies

PCS 312 Conflict Systems & Analysis (WI)

PCS 308 Negotiation Practice

PCS 315 Conflict Transformation

PCS 309 Culture and Conflict

PCS 318 Facilitation and Mediation (SI)

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

PCS 405 Localizing Peace

PCS 415 Interdisciplinary Practice in a Global Space

PCS 409 Conflict Research

PCS 420 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies

PCS 416 Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies I

PCS 417 Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies II

 

 

Summer 2014 courses:

PCS 556 Sports, Conflict, and Peacebuilding (3:3)

This is an elective for student in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs in Conflict and Peace Studies. May be taken as a general elective by students from related majors.

 

Fall 2014 courses:

PCS  205 Peace and Violence in the Modern World (3:3)

Designed to provide a cross-disciplinary examination of violence and peace. Students will be engaged in an exploration of world issues and their impact at the local level.

PCS  305  Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies (3:3)

Surveys the basic practical and theoretical foundations of peace and conflict transformation. The basic theories of conflict transformation provide a framework for understanding the dynamics of practice.

PCS 308 Negotiation (3:3)

The basic strategies, tactics, and styles of negotiation are introduced, explored, and applied. The skills and techniques for practice with individuals and groups will be developed.

PCS 309 Culture and Conflict (3:3)

Critical multiculturalism provides the framework for exploring multiple dimensions of diversity and its impact on creating and transforming conflicts. The impact of cultural interactions is a core focus.

PCS 405 Localizing Peace (3:3)

This course will investigate local peace-building and sustainable development within diverse political, cultural and economic contexts. It explores models for collective action toward non-violent conflict and positive peace.

PCS 409 Conflict Research (3:3)

This course is an introduction to qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research from social, organizational and conflict perspectives. Emphasis is placed on research design, question formulation, sampling, recruiting, data analysis and practical research activity.

PCS 416 Practicum I (3:2:3)

This course is educationally directed learning experienced by performing a range of activities related to entry level practice or engage research. Critical review and analysis of application to the practice or research context.

PCS 450 Independent Study (Requires Special Permission)

PCS 505 Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Environmental Sustainability (3:3)

Interdisciplinary exploration of models that address social, economic, environmental justice concerns and their impact on community, economic, and environmental sustainability.

PCS 517 Peacebuilding Challenges in a complex World (3:3)

Introduction to the interdisciplinary theory, research, and intervention strategies used in peacebuilding operations.

 

Spring 2015 courses:

 PCS 212 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies (3:3)

Explore sources of conflict, war, social oppression, and violence and the challenges of promoting peace and justice. Examine the strategies for introducing equitable and nonviolent methods for conflict transformation.

PCS 312 Conflict Systems and Analysis (WI) (3:3)

Examines the practical and theoretical approaches to evaluating and remediating organizational conflict. Organizational analysis techniques and internal dispute resolution system are explored.

PCS 315 Conflict Transformation (3:3)

Examine the theory, practice, and narrative of conflict transformation. Transformative models, locally and globally, are explored; and, the process of ending destructive action and promoting constructive change are engaged.

PCS 318 Facilitation and Mediation (SI) (3:3)

Through the study and application of multiple theories, principles, and skills of facilitation students will learn about consensus building and group facilitation in multiple contexts.

PCS 415 Interdisciplinary Practice in a Global Space (3:3)

This course explores the complexity of engaging local and global practice that enhances the building and nurturing of civic society in the 21st century. Critically analyze theories of peace and conflict.

PCS 417 Practicum II (3:3)

Emphasis is placed upon extended application and evaluation in the practice or research environment. Continues critical review and analysis of setting for engagement.

PCS 420 Senior Seminar (3:3)

Final capstone course in which students integrate theory, models of practice and research/evaluation through a community based project documented with an electronic portfolio for presentation.

PCS 450 Independent Study

 

Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro wants to offer a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. This minor will require a minimum of 15 semester hours.

PCS  205 Peace and Violence in the Modern World (3:3)

Designed to provide a cross-disciplinary examination of violence and peace. Students will be engaged in an exploration of world issues and their impact at the local level.

PCS 212 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies (3:3)

Explore sources of conflict, war, social oppression, and violence and the challenges of promoting peace and justice. Examine the strategies for introducing equitable and nonviolent methods for conflict transformation.

PCS 305  Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies (3:3)

Surveys the basic practical and theoretical foundations of peace and conflict transformation. The basic theories of conflict transformation provide a framework for understanding the dynamics of practice.

PCS 308 Negotiation (3:3)

The basic strategies, tactics, and styles of negotiation are introduced, explored, and applied. The skills and techniques for practice with individuals and groups will be developed.

PCS 309 Culture and Conflict (3:3)

Critical multiculturalism provides the framework for exploring multiple dimensions of diversity and its impact on creating and transforming conflicts. The impact of cultural interactions is a core focus.

PCS 312 Conflict Systems and Analysis (WI) (3:3)

Examines the practical and theoretical approaches to evaluating and remediating organizational conflict. Organizational analysis techniques and internal dispute resolution system are explored.

PCS 315 Conflict Transformation (3:3)

Examine the theory, practice, and narrative of conflict transformation. Transformative models, locally and globally, are explored; and, the process of ending destructive action and promoting constructive change are engaged.

PCS 318 Facilitation and Mediation (SI) (3:3)

Through the study and application of multiple theories, principles, and skills of facilitation students will learn about consensus building and group facilitation in multiple contexts.

PCS 405 Localizing Peace (3:3)

Investigate local peacebuilding and sustainable development within diverse political, cultural, and economic contexts. Explore models for collective action toward non-violent conflict and positive peace.

PCS 409  Conflict Research (3:3)

Introduction to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research from social, organizational, and conflict perspectives. Emphasis is place on research design, question formulation, sampling, recruiting, data analysis, and practical research activity.

PCS 415 Interdisciplinary practice in a Global Space (3:3)

Explore the complexity of engaging local and global practice that enhances the building and nurturing of civic society in the 21st century. Critically analyze theories of peace and conflict.

 

500 level PCS electives

PCS 505 Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Environmental Sustainability (3:3)

Interdisciplinary exploration of models that address social, economic, environmental justice concerns and their impact on community, economic, and environmental sustainability.

PCS 517 Peacebuilding Challenges in a complex World (3:3)

Introduction to the interdisciplinary theory, research, and intervention strategies used in peacebuilding operations.

PCS 556 Sports, Conflict, and Peacebuilding (3:3)

This is an elective for student in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs in Conflict and Peace Studies. May be taken as a general elective by students from related majors.

PCS 589B War, Morality and Justice (3:3)

This course is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. May be taken as a general elective.

International Students

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Tuition & Fees

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Important Documents

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