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The Humanities Major requires a total of 30 credit hours. Students must take courses in at least three humanities and/or social science departments or programs with a maximum of 15 hours from one department (excepting HUM in which student will take more than 15 hours). 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Note: Sharing course work (credit hours) between any of the HUM major tracks and another major is restricted to 6 hours. all other courses taken towards the major must be approved by the HUM undergraduate coordinator. The following courses (9 credit hours) are required of all majors.

Peace and Conflict Studies Track

This track is designed to provide students with opportunities to study issues of violence and methods of peace-making from an interdisciplinary humanities perspective. 30 credit hours to include the following:

9 hours of required introductory and capstone coursework:

  • HUM 110, Introduction to Humanities
  • PCS 120, Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • PCS 650, Senior Seminar. (The senior seminar for this track requires students to explore a key research question through the application of theoretical concerns to the topic.)

21 additional hours to include:

6 hours PCS upper division courses (2 out of 3):

  • PCS 550, Classics of Peace Literature
  • PCS 556, Education for Peace and Non-Violence
  • PCS 565, Literature of Human Rights

6 hours of interdisciplinary core courses, for example:

  • ANTH 501, Anthropology of Violence
  • HIST 314, History of Globalization
  • POLS 674, International Ethics
  • POLS 684/685, International Law
  • REL 667, Religious Perspectives on War and Peace
  • REL/COMS 669, Human Conflict and Peace
  • SOC 650, Transnational Migration
  • EVRN/GEOG 371, Environmental Geopolitics
  • ENGL 318, Literature of Social Justice

9 hours of courses from one of the three designated areas:

Area 1: The pursuit of social, economic and environmental justice. 
Suggested classes that would fit this area include (but are not limited to):

  • HIST 314, History of Globalization
  • EVRN 336, Ethics, Ideas and Nature
  • SOC 521, Wealth, Power, and Inequality

Area 2: The role of nation-states and of international norms and institutions.
Suggested classes that would fit this area include (but are not limited to):

  • HIST 334, The Great War: History of World War I
  • HIST 340, History of the Second World War
  • POLS 661, Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 678, Chinese Foreign Policy
  • POLS 689, Topics in International Relations: Human Rights

Area 3: The impact of religious, philosophical, and cultural influences.
Suggested classes that would fit this area include (but are not limited to):

  • ANTH 501, Anthropology of Violence
  • ENGL 536, Readings in the Holocaust
  • HUM 300, Studies in: Understanding the European Migrant Crisis
  • PCS 555, Classics of Peace Literature
  • REL 665, Religious Ethics
  • REL/COMS 669, Human Conflict and Peace
  • WGSS 669, Women, Health, and Healing in Latin America

PCS Core and Elective Courses Fall 2019

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