Peacebuilding and Development

Peacebuilding and Development Major

Peacebuilding and Development studies equips students to think critically, clearly, and creatively about the most pressing global challenges and provides an opportunity for students to explore their passions,  discover their vocation, and become an active and engaged member of their community. Peacebuilding and Development studies can lead to exciting careers and service at home and around the world. Students can focus on this content by majoring in Peacebuilding & Development or augment other programs with minors in International Development or Peacebuilding.

Compare Curriculum for our Majors

Peacbuilding and Development (44-48 SH) Peacebuilding  (36-38 SH) Global Development (36-38 SH)
All three majors share these common foundation courses (12-14 SH)
PXD 151 Exploring Conflict and Peace (3 SH) or SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (3 SH)
PXD 225 Theories of Social Change (3 SH) S
TAT 120 Descriptive Statistics (2 SH)
SOC 336 Methods of Social Research (3 SH)
PXD 431 PXD Practicum (1-3 SH)
Core Theory  

(12 SH)
Peacebuilding Theory and Action (3 SH)
Global Development (3 SH)

Choose two:
Social Movements (3 SH)
Understanding Violent Conflict (3 SH)
Globalization and Justice (3 SH)

(12 SH)
Social Movements (3 SH)
Understanding Violent Conflict (3 SH)
Restorative Justice & Trauma Awareness (3 SH)
or Biblical Theology Peace/Justice (3 SH) Peacebuilding Theory and Action (3 SH)

(12 SH)
Survey of Economics (3 SH)
or Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SH)
Social and Political Economy (3 SH)
or Development Economics (3 SH)
Globalization and Justice (3 SH)
Global Development (3 SH)

Core Practice/Skills

(12 SH)
Community & Conflict Analysis Techniques (3 SH)
Mediation & Facilitation (3 SH)

Choose two (2):
Restorative Justice & Trauma Awareness (3 SH)
Program Evaluation (3 SH)
Social Policy Analysis (3 SH)
Project Management & Grantwriting (3 SH)

(6 SH)
Community & Conflict Analysis Techniques (3 SH)
Mediation & Facilitation (3 SH)

(6 SH)
Choose two (2):
Community & Conflict Analysis Techniques (3 SH)
Program Evaluation (3 SH)
Social Policy Analysis (3 SH)
Project Management & Grantwriting (3 SH)

Supporting Theory and Electives  

(8-10 SH)
Bible and Religion
Biblical Theology Peace/Justice (3 SH)

Economics: choose one (1).
Social and Political Economy (3 SH)
Development Economics (3 SH)

Politics: choose one (1).
International Relations (2 SH)
Genocide of the 20th Century (4 SH)
Political Reconciliation (4 SH)

(6 SH)
Choose two (2):
Any core course not taken above.
Program Evaluation (3 SH)
Project Management & Grantwriting (3 SH)
Social Stratification (3 SH)
Race and Gender (3 SH)
Social Policy Analysis (3 SH)
Ways of War and Peace (3 SH)

(6 SH)
Choose two (2):
Any core course not taken above.
Understanding Violent Conflict (3 SH)
Peacebuilding Theory and Action (3 SH)
Social Movements (3 SH)
International Relations (2 SH)
Organizational Behavior (3 SH)
Contemporary Economic Issues (3 SH)

Summer Peacebuilding Institute
Choose one course to replace one core course as approved by PXD advisor. (3 SH)     
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