At levels from the interpersonal to the global, the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College provides opportunities to study conflict and peacemaking in many forms.
The Department's multidisciplinary curriculum examines the causes, practices, and consequences of violence as well as peaceful or nonviolent methods of conflict management, resolution,and transformation. Students explore many factors shaping human conflict, including the psychological,social, cultural, political, economic, biological, religious, and historical.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies draws courses from a range of social science and humanities departments at Swarthmore and the other campuses of the Tri-College consortium. Students may declare a major or minor in peace and conflict studies.