The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Degree is based around two main parts.

 
Part 1 is "Core Requirements" (5 for Co-Major, 4 for Minor), which will introduce the student to the field, including various approaches to peace studies and the application of conflict management methods, and finally which assess the student's overall progress in a senior research seminar project. The student is strongly recommended to take a community internship course as part of their core requirements, and to utilize another 5000 level PCS course as an elective.
 
Part 2 is "Elective Specialization", where students will specialize their degree through the electives they choose to take. Some electives may count toward satisfaction of major requirements or of college group requirements. Specializations may be chosen generally from the list below, or may be focused in one of seven specialty areas:
  
 

Have any questions? Feel free to email the Peace and Conflict Studies Degree advisor Ryan Ferrante at ak8629@wayne.edu.

 Why choose the degree? Check out what you can do with the degree, and learn more about why this path is a good choice.

Want to see what classes are being offered next semester? Check out our Winter 2018 Course Offerings.


 

Part 1 -- Core Classes

All students pursuing the degree (both Co-Major and Minor) must take the following two courses:

  • Required:
    • PCS 2000/HIS 2500/PS 2820. Intro to Peace & Conflict Studies (3 credits)
    • PCS 6000. Senior Seminar in Peace & Conflict Studies (3 credits)

Students must select classes from the "Additional Course" list below (Co-Major must choose 2; Minor must choose 1)

  • Additional Courses:
    • AFS 2210. Black Social & Political Thought (4 credits)
    • ANT 3100. Cultures of the World (3-4 credits)
    • ECO 5300. International Trade (4 credits)
    • HIS 5130. American Foreign Relations since 1933 (4 credits)
    • PCS 2010/HIS 2520/PS 2830. Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies (1-4 credits each) (These are topics on various current issues, and may be repeated under different topic).
    • PCS 2020/HIS 2510/PS 2440/PHY 2020. Science, Technology & War (4 credits)
    • PCS 2050/HIS 2530/PS 2830/SOC 2050. The Study of Non-Violence (3 credits)
    • PCS 5999. Special Readings/Research (3 credits)
    • PHI 2330. Intro: Social & Political Philosophy (3 credits)
    • PS 2510. Intro to Political Ideologies (4 credits)
    • PS 2810. World Politics (4 credits)
    • PS 5740/PCS 5500/AFS 5740. Ethnicity: Politics of Conflict & Cooperation (4 credits)
    • PSY 2600. Psychology of Social Behavior (4 credits)
    • SOC 3300. Social Inequality (4 credits)

Every student (both Co-Major and Minor) must also select one of the following:

  • Supplemental Courses:
    • PCS 5000/CRJ 5994/PS 5890/PSY 5710. Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
    • PCS 5010. Community/International Internship (3 credits)
    • PCS 5100. Advanced Special Topics (3-4 credits each) (Open to Graduate and Undergraduate enrollment)

 

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Part 2 -- Elective Specializations

 

Co-Major students must have at least 17 credits of Electives; at least 6 must be upper-divisional. Co-Major students are allowed to take at most 2 courses as electives from their home major department.

 

Minor students must have at least 6 credits, all of which must be upper-divisional. Minor students may only count 1 elective course from their own major.

  

  • Race, Gender and Religion
    • AFS 2600 -- (CD) Race and Racism in America (SOC 2600): Cr. 3
    • AFS 3420 -- (CD) Pan-Africanism: Politics of the Black Diaspora (P S 3820): Cr. 4
    • AFS 4040 -- Diversity in Interpersonal Communication (COM 4040) Cr. 3
    • AFS 5570 -- (CD) Race Relations in Urban Society: Cr. 3
    • ANT 3530 -- (CD) Native Americans: Cr. 3
    • COM 4040 -- (CD) Diversity in Interpersonal Communication: Cr. 3
    • GER 5390 -- Holocaust Studies: Cr. 3-4
    • HIS 3140 -- African American History I: 1400-1865: Cr. 3-4
    • HIS 3150 -- African American History II: Reconstruction to 1968: Cr. 3-4
    • HIS 5110 -- Class, Race, and Politics in America (AFS 6100) (: Cr. 3
    • HIS 7200 -- Readings in Women, Gender, and Sexuality in US History Cr. 3
    • HIS 5480 -- Nazi Germany (HIS 7480): Cr. 3-4
    • P S 5030 -- (CD) African American Politics (AFS 5030): Cr. 4
    • PSY 3250 -- Psychology of Women: Cr. 3
    • SOC 4460 -- Women in Society: Cr. 3
    • SOC 5570 -- (CD) Race Relations in Urban Society (AFS 5570): Cr. 3
  • Peace and Conflict Theory
    • ANT 5140 -- Biology and Culture: Cr. 3
    • CRJ 5810 -- Law in Human Society (SOC 5060): Cr. 3
    • GER 2700 -- (PL) Anguish & Commitment: European Existentialist Literature (SPA/FRE/ITA/RUS 2700): Cr. 3-4
    • PCS 2050 -- Study of Non-Violence (P S 2550) (SOC 2050) (HIS 2530): Cr. 3
    • PHI 3270 -- Foundations of Law: Cr. 3
    • P S 2460 -- Policy and Rationality: Dilemmas of Choice: Cr. 4
    • P S 3510 -- (PL) Law, Authority & Rebellion: Cr. 4
    • P S 3520 -- (PL) Justice: Cr. 4
    • P S 3530 -- Great Political Thinkers I: Cr. 3
    • P S 5560 -- Biopolitics: Cr. 4
    • P S 5830 -- International Conflict Management: Cr. 4
    • PSY 3040 -- Psychology of Perception: Fundamental Processes: Cr. 3
    • PSY 3080 -- Cognitive Psychology: Fundamental Processes (LIN 3080): Cr. 3
    • PSY 3200 -- Motivation, Feeling & Emotion: Cr. 3
    • PSY 3310 -- Abnormal Psychology: Cr. 4
    • SOC 4800 -- Outsiders & Deviants: Cr. 4
    • SOC 5870 -- Violence in the Family: Cr. 3-4
  • Human Rights
    • AFS 2600 -- (CD) Race & Racism in America (SOC 2600): Cr. 3
    • AFS 3860 -- (CD) Race, Class, & the Criminal Justice System (SOC 3860): Cr. 3
    • AFS 5580 -- (CD) Law & the African American Experience (SOC 5580): Cr. 4
    • CLA 3190 -- Topics on Women in Antiquity: Cr. 3
    • CRJ 3200 -- Police and Society: Cr. 4
    • CRJ 5720 -- Criminal Law: Cr. 4
    • ECO 5490 -- American Labor History (HIS 5290) (HIS 7290): Cr. 4
    • HIS 2430 -- (CD) History of Latinos in the U.S.: Cr. 3
    • HIS 3360 -- Black workers in American History (AFS 3360): Cr. 4
    • PHI 3270 -- Foundations of Law: Cr. 3
    • PCS 2010 -- Topics in PCS: Humanitarian Intervention (P S 2830) (HIS 2520): Cr. 3
    • P S 5120 -- Constitutional Rights & Liberties: Cr. 4
    • P S 5820 -- International Law: Cr. 4
    • SOC 2600 -- (CD) Race and Racism in America: Cr. 3
    • SOC 3860 -- Race, Class, and the Criminal Justice System: Cr. 3
    • SOC 5700 -- (CD) Race Class and Gender: Cr. 3
  • International Issues in Peace & Conflict Studies
    • AFS 3610 -- (FC) (CD) Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Foreign Culture: The Africans: Cr. 4
    • ANT 3100 -- (CD) Cultures of the World: Cr. 3-4
    • ANT 3540 -- (FC) (CD) Cultures & Societies of Latin America: Cr. 3
    • ANT 3550 -- (FC) (CD) Arab Society in Transition (N E 3550): Cr. 3
    • ECO 5300 -- International Trade: Cr. 4
    • ECO 5310 -- International Finance: Cr. 4
    • GPH 2700 -- (FC) Introduction to Canadian Studies: Cr. 3
    • HIS 1400 -- (HS) The World Since 1945: Cr. 3-4
    • JPN 4550 -- (FC) Japanese Culture & Society I: Cr. 4
    • JPN 4560 -- (FC) Japanese Culture & Society II: Cr. 4
    • N E 2040 -- (HS) The Modern Middle East (HIS 1810): Cr. 3
    • P S 2700 -- (FC) Introduction to Canadian Studies (HIS 2700) (GPH 2700) (ENG 2670): Cr. 3
    • P S 2710 -- Introduction to Comparative Politics: Cr. 4
    • P S 3991 -- Directed Study: WSU-Salford Exchange: Cr. 3-9
    • P S 3735 -- Politics of Latin America: Cr. 4
    • P S 3840 -- American Foreign Policy and Administration: Cr. 4
    • P S 4810 -- Foreign Policies of Major Powers: Cr. 4
    • SLA 3410 -- (FC) (CD) New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience (ARM/GER/POL/RUS/UKR 3410): Cr. 3
    • SLA 3710 -- (VP) Russian & East European Film  (RUS/UKR/POL/ARM 3710): Cr. 3
  • Peace & Conflict Studies in the United States
    • AFS 5110 -- (CD) Black Women in America (W S 5110): Cr. 3
    • ECO 5800 -- Urban & Regional Economics (UP 5820): Cr. 4
    • HIS 7200 -- Readings in Women, Gender, and Sexuality in US History Cr. 3
    • HIS 5220 -- (CD) The Changing Shape of Ethnic America: WW I to Present (HIS 7220): Cr. 3-4
    • HIS 5290 -- (CD) American Labor History: Cr. 4
    • P S 5030 -- (CD) African American Politics (AFS 5030): Cr. 4
    • SOC 5570 -- (CD) Race Relations in Urban Society (AFS 5570): Cr. 3
    • SOC 6750 -- Sociology of Urban Health: Cr. 3
    • U S 2000 -- (SS) (CD) Introduction to Urban Studies (SOC 2500) (GPH 2000) (HIS 2000) (P S 2000): Cr. 4
  • Peace Studies in Human Development
    • ANT 5140 -- Biology and Culture: Cr. 3
    • ANT 5900 -- Culture, Language, and Cognition (PSY 5900) (LIN 5900): Cr. 3
    • ANT 5320 -- (CD) Language and Societies (LIN 5320): Cr. 3
    • COM 3400 -- (WI) Theories of Communication: Cr. 4
    • COM 4200 -- Nonverbal Communication: Cr. 3
    • PSY 2400 -- Developmental Psychology: Cr. 4
    • PSY 3310 -- Abnormal Psychology: Cr. 4
    • PSY 3350 -- Psychology of Personality: Cr. 3
    • SOC 4100 -- (SS) Social Psychology: Cr. 4
    • SOC 5400 -- (CD) The Family: Cr. 3
    • SOC 5870 -- Violence in the Family: Cr. 3-4
  • Dispute Resolution (assumes completion of PCS 5000)
    • COM 2200 -- Interpersonal Communication: Cr. 3
    • COM 3250 -- Introduction to Organizational Communication: Cr. 3
    • ECO 6420 -- Labor Relations and Public Policy: Cr. 3
    • HIS 3360 -- Black Workers in American History (AFS 3360): Cr. 4
    • MGT 2530 -- Management of Organizational Behavior: Cr. 3
    • P S 3030 -- Political Interest Groups: Cr. 4
    • P S 3040 -- The Legislative Process: Cr. 4
    • P S 6070 -- Labor and American Politics: Cr. 3
    • S W 1010 -- Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Cr. 2-3
 

Students are encouraged to participate in the development of their curriculum; in addition to selecting from a wide variety of suggested PACS electives, co-majors are able to choose other elective courses with prior consent of the Director. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Peace and Conflict sponsored student groups on campus, such as the WSU junior Rotary service club "Rotaract," which organizes peace related community service projects in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Detroit. Through the Center, students can explore credit for study abroad as well.

 
 
 
 

 

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