Peacebuilding and Development

Global Development Major

 

Are you interested in careers addressing social, political, and economic inequality and injustice? The Global Development major at EMU will give you the tools to understand and address systems of political and economic oppression. You will learn how to understand and change structures and organizations. Our faculty will teach you both the theories behind international  development and practical skills to create change in your communities, organizations and the world. 

Students who study Global Development will work one-on-one with faculty mentors who are experts in community and international development and have practiced locally and abroad. Take advantage of regular opportunities to learn from global practitioners who visit EMU's world-renowned Center for Justice & Peacebuilding. Consider applying to our accelerated BA-to-MA program in conflict transformation.

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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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