Peacebuilding and Development

Peacebuilding Major

Do you want to become a skilled change-maker who works collaborativly toward the creation of a more peaceful world? With EMU’s peacebuilding major, you will learn to understand conflict on a global and local scale, to mediate conflict, and to work actively towards social change. Join a tight network of faculty, graduate students, alumni and practitioners from around the world who will energize, inspire and sustain your work for justice.

Perhaps you would like to work in schools or the criminal justice system to implement restorative justice practices? Or in a mediation center or non-profit organization to reduce conflict locally or globally? The coursework and experiences of the peacebuilding major will prepare you to influence people and organizations for peace. You could also continue your studies in our accelerated BA-to-MA program in conflict transformation program at the world-renowned Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

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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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