Offered by the Humanities & Western Civilization Program, Peace & Conflict Studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the study of human conflict. It examines the origins and nature of conflict within and among societies and the various ways in which humans address conflict. Through academic coursework and the possibility of practical experience, Peace & Conflict Studies offers students a concentrated program of study of one of the most central and urgent human issues: the causes and consequences of human conflict and the achievements and possibilities of building peaceful and equitable forms of social existence. The undergraduate minor in Peace & Conflict Studies was inaugurated in the spring semester of 2003.

The Peace & Conflict Studies minor is designed for students interested in careers in humanitarian aid, international relations, diplomacy, law, and mediation.  It is also preparation for graduate study.

 

 


Upcoming Events
PCS Lecture, James Dawes, "Storytelling and Human Rights" Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:00-9:30, Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union​
 
Seaver Lecture, Nicole Hodges Persley, Monday, April 10, 7:00-9:30 PM, Kansas Room, Kansas Union
 
Humanities Program Recognition Ceremony, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00-5:30 PM, Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Registering Students: Please note that all Humanities courses have changed from HWC to HUM in the Course Catalog. 

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