Minor Requirements

Minor

A minor in peace and conflict studies consists of six credits, of which only two may be taken in the student's major.  Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PEAC 015) is required and should be taken no later than the junior year.

Student programs can include an internship or fieldwork component (e.g., in a peace or conflict management organization such as the United Nations or Suburban Dispute Settlement). An internship is highly recommended. Fieldwork and internships normally do not receive credit. However, students can earn up to 1 credit for special projects that are developed with an instructor and approved in advance by the Peace and Conflict Studies Committee.

Additional Information

Please follow the program course requirements for minors , including the "overlap constraint.". You may use the Overlap Checksheet to help avoid overlap. Also, note that courses may be counted toward the minor as they are listed on the student's transcript. Cross-listed courses will apply as if they were taken in the department indicated on the transcript.

Peace & Conflict Studies Application Form

Honors Minor

Students in the Honors Program who choose an honors minor in peace and conflict studies must complete one preparation for external examination. This 2-credit preparation can be a seminar, a combination of two courses in different departments, a 2-credit thesis, or a combination of a thesis and a course. Any thesis must be multidisciplinary. The proposed preparation must be approved by the Peace and Conflict Studies Committee. An honors form may be downloaded from the program's Web site or obtained from the Programs Office. This Honors form should be submitted with the sophomore paper.

Any student who minors in Peace and Conflict Studies must meet the requirement of six units of study, of which no more than 2 credits can come from the major department. Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PEAC 015) is required and should be taken no later than the junior year. Again, fieldwork or an internship is highly recommended.

Students whose minor in peace and conflict studies can be incorporated into the final requirements for senior honors study in the major should do so. The Peace and Conflict Studies Committee will work out the guidelines for the integration exercise with the student and the major department.

Additional Information

In the Honors Handbook [pdf], please see "Basics of the Honors Program" [p. 2] and follow the requirements for Interdisciplinary Minors and Honors [p. 8].

Note especially: "...when a student takes a cross-listed course or seminar for the Honors minor, that course or seminar may not be cross-listed in the student's Honors major department." You may use the Overlap Checksheet to help avoid overlap. Also, note that courses may be counted toward the minor as they are listed on the student's transcript. Cross-listed courses will apply as if they were taken in the department indicated on the transcript.

Peace & Conflict Studies Application Form