Why study Peace and Conflict Studies?

This multidisciplinary program enables students to examine conflict within and between societies as well as ways that humans address conflict through war, mediation, law, diplomacy, institutions, and peaceful resistance.

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete each of the following:

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3)
Satisfied by:
PCS 220Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies3
Peace and Conflict Studies Core Knowledge and Skills (6)
Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) from the following:6
Environmental Geopolitics
Globalization: History and Theory
Classics of Peace Literature
International Conflict
Religious Perspectives on War and Peace
Transnational Migration
Peace and Conflict Studies Required Elective (6)
Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) from the following or from the core courses listed above: 6
Genocide and Ethnocide
The Literature of: _____
Studies in Exile Literature
The Literature of Human Rights
The Holocaust in History
Colonialism and Revolution in the Third World, Honors
Violence and Conflict in Latin American History
Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies: _____
Directed Study in Peace and Conflict Studies
The Literature of Human Rights
Justice and Economic Systems
Palestinians and Israelis
International Cooperation
International Organization
International Law: Laws of Armed Conflicts
Psychology and International Conflict
Human Conflict and Peace
Global Social Change
Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies (3)
Satisfied by:
PCS 650Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies3

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Note: Only 3 hours can be shared between the minor and any other minor or major. Students may not count more than 9 hours of course work from any one department toward completion of the minor.