Minor Requirements

Minor

Students with any major, whether in course or in the Honors Program, may add a course minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Students who intend to pursue a course minor in peace and conflict studies should submit a copy of their sophomore paper to the Peace and Conflict Studies program after consultation with the program coordinator.  The Sophomore Plan of Study should present a plan of study that satisfies the requirements stated below, specifies the courses to count towards the minor, shares the student’s interest in peace and conflict studies, and identifies how the program complements the student’s academic goals.

A minor in peace and conflict studies consists of six credits, of which no more than two may be taken in the student’s major department. Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PEAC 015) is required and should be taken before the junior year if possible. Normally, the student who applies for a course minor in Peace and Conflict Studies will have completed (or be in the process of completing) two courses in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Students who intend to pursue a course minor in peace and conflict studies should submit a copy of the “Peace and Conflict Studies Application for Minor,” form and their narrative Sophomore Plan of Study to the Peace and Conflict Studies program office, Trotter 107, after consultation with the program coordinator.

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.

Honors Minor

Students with any major in the Honors Program may choose an Honors minor in peace and conflict studies. Normally, the student who applies for an Honors minor in Peace and Conflict Studies will have completed (or be in the process of completing) two courses in Peace and Conflict Studies.

A minor in peace and conflict studies consists of six credits, of which no more than two may be taken in the student’s major department. Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PEAC 015) is required and should be taken before the junior year if possible. Students in the Honors Program who choose an Honors minor in Peace and Conflict Studies must complete one preparation for external examination. A standard two-credit preparation can consist of a seminar, a combination of two courses in different departments, a two-credit thesis, or a combination of a thesis and a course. Any thesis must be multidisciplinary.  You should propose a standard preparation unless you have obtained the approval of a sponsoring faculty member to undertake an honors attachment or thesis. The proposed preparation must be approved by the Peace and Conflict Studies Committee.

Students who intend to pursue an honors minor in peace and conflict studies should submit a copy of the “Peace and Conflict Studies Application for Minor,” form; their narrative Sophomore Plan of Study; and their “Honors Application” form, to the Peace and Conflict Studies program office, Trotter 107, after consultation with the program coordinator.  The narrative sophomore plan should present a plan of study that satisfies the minor requirements, specifies the courses to count towards the minor, shares the student’s interest in peace and conflict studies, describes the honors preparation, and identifies how the program complements the student’s academic goals.

Students whose honors 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

Please visit "The Honors Experience" and follow the requirements for Interdisciplinary Minors and Honors.

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.