Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Peace and Conflict Studies


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

PACS 100

3 credits

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

Prerequisite(s): None

This course surveys the history, concepts, scholarship, and analytical framework of the multidisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies, and it introduces students to the underlying causes of structural and physical violence, and to numerous peacebuilding strategies.

PACS 200

3 credits

Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding in the Fraser Valley

Prerequisite(s): None

This course examines how the diverse cultural groups of the Fraser Valley approach conflict and peacebuilding within their own communities, and in relation to others.

PACS 310

3 credits

Conflict Transformation

Prerequisite(s): PACS 100 and PACS 200

This course examines conflict transformation methodology that addresses the root causes of violence in personal, communal, and international realms. Strategies are explored for the creation of new conditions that satisfy all parties, and that are able to sustain peace long-term.

PACS 390

3 credits

Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding Directed Study

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits including PACS 100, PACS 200, PACS 310, and GEOG 346 and (one of HSER 120 or CMNS 180), and permission of the PACS Program Coordinator.

This course is an intensive study of a particular aspect of the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. In consultation with the supervising professor, students will select a specific concept or case for examination.

PACS 391

3 credits

Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding Field Work

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits including PACS 100, PACS 200, PACS 310, and GEOG 346 and (one of HSER 120 or CMNS 180), and permission of the PACS Program Coordinator.

This course centers on a real-life scenario that incorporates the central components of Peace and Conflict Studies. In consultation with the supervising professor, students will find placement in a peacebuilding organization, which will provide the basis for their field work project.

PACS 400

3 credits

Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding Seminar

Prerequisite(s): 90 university-level credits including PACS 100, PACS 200, PACS 310, GEOG 346, and (one of HSER 120 or CMNS 180), and permission of the PACS Program Coordinator.

This course centers on a major project that analyzes and proposes the implementation of peacebuilding tools related to the community or workplace. The project, and the seminar paper presentations and discussions, are designed to increase self-awareness, and to equip students with vigorous and appropriate communication and peacebuilding skills.

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