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Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Peace Studies Minor

Eric Budd Eric Budd


Objectives for the Program in Peace Studies

Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that guides students towards an understanding of how and why conflicts originate and the multiple ways that conflicts may be successfully managed. The minor introduces students to the background and skills they will need to lead their national and international contemporaries toward a more peaceful world. After completing the minor, students will be better able to recognize the factors that lead to conflict, appreciate different historical, political, ethical and religious perspectives, and draw on a repertoire of techniques for achieving and sustaining peaceful coexistence.

Requirements for the Minor in Peace Studies

The Peace Studies minor requires 18 semester hours and the following:

Additional Requirements

At least four courses from the Origins of Conflict and Visions of Peace categories with a minimum of one course in each of these categories: