Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

Course Description

An introduction to a broad range of issues, concepts, and approaches fundamental to the study of peace and conflict predominantly from the disciplines of political science, sociology, ethnology, psychology, anthropology, religion, economics, and history. Students examine and acquire knowledge and skills related to: the role of domestic and international norms and the underlying political, economic, and social systemic structures that undergird institutions and states; the impact of religious, philosophical, social, and cultural influences; and the processes and sources of both personal and social change as they relate to framing, cultivating, and sustaining peace, culminating in the examination and identification of factors that attend conflict and violence with the intention of applying this understanding toward the prevention, deescalation, and transformation of conflicts.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
24874 INTL 33 1SZ ······· TBA-TBA Veronica Neal ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-09-23 to 2019-12-13.

Footnote Information

INTL 033.1SZ: Online course. Students are required to have access to a computer, the Web with high-speed internet connection (required for video streams), and an individual email account. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: This class involves 12 hours of active, hands-on, work making a difference in our communities. The course does not involve more time than a regular class.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5
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