Minor in Peace Studies

Department of History & Political Science

Department of History and Political Science Minor in Peace Studies

Peace studies helps you to understand:

  • War and Peace
  • Violence and nonviolence
  • Theories on the achievement of Social Justice
  • Ethical, religious, philosophical, and cultural approaches to peace

Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that draws on courses from political science, history, philosophy and theology. It is designed to introduce students to the basic causes of conflict, explore alternatives to war, and examine ways to achieve social justice. A minor in Peace Studies can help prepare a student for graduate study and a variety of careers in policy analysis, government, non-governmental organizations, journalism, teaching, law and business.

To complete the minor, students will take 21 credit hours from the courses below and must include POS 325, and either PHI 321 or THE 327:

  • POS 325: International Relations
  • POS 395: International Organizations
  • PHI 292: Ethics
  • PHI 321: Freedom and Virtue
  • THE 438: Catholic Social Teaching
  • THE 327: Theology of Peace and Justice
  • HIS 404: American Diplomatic History 1890 to the present

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Peace Studies are encouraged to contact Dr. Sean Foreman, sforeman@barry.edu for more information.

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