The Graduate Certificate Program in Peace Studies offers interdisciplinary graduate studies for life-long learners who want to become familiar and skilled in the discourse of peace studies. This program offers an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of various aspects of peace building and conflict resolution skills. Areas of study include the history and theory of international and domestic conflict; the political, economic, cultural, and social roots of such conflict; the causes and conduct of warfare; violence prevention; and global institutions for the resolution of conflict.
The Graduate Certificate Program in Peace Studies seeks to:
1) apply an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the field of peace building and peace studies;
2) provide an opportunity for students to engage in significant study and practice within the field; and
3) prepare students for professional positions in the fields of peacemaking and peace studies.
The Peace Studies program focuses on a broad range community and global issues including social oppression, economic exploitation, peace keeping, peace making, peace building, peace education, civil rights, conflict resolution, violence prevention and intervention, social justice, social change and community advocacy, to name a few. The programs in Peace Studies serve as an academic catalyst for applied research, theoretical development, and the use of culturally informed methods for transforming oppressive situations. Students are trained to identify, assess, and create interventions that respond to the desire for justice and peace.
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