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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.

Career Options

The above data was drawn from ONet and is intended for informational purposes only.

Curriculum

The major consists of the following 44-48 SH.

Foundation (12-14 SH)

  • PXD 151 Exploring Conflict and Peace    OR SOC 101 Intro to Sociology - 3  
  • PXD 225 Theories of Social Change - 3  
  • PXD 431 PXD Practicum - 1-3  
  • SOC 336 Methods of Social Research - 3  
  • STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics - 2  

Core theory (12 SH)

  • PXD 345 Peacebuilding Theory and Action - 3  
  • PXD 485 Global Development - 3  

Choose two of the following courses:

  • *PXD 335 Understanding Violent Conflict - 3  
  • PXD 375 Globalization and Justice - 3  
  • *SOC 255 Social Movements - 3  

Core practice/skills (12 SH)

  • *PXD 261 Community and Conflict Analysis Techniques - 3  
  • PXD 341 Mediation and Facilitation - 3  

Choose two of the following courses:

  • BUAD 465 Project Management and Grantwriting - 3  
  • PXD 331 Restorative Justice and Trauma Awareness - 3  
  • *PXD 451 Program Evaluation - 3  
  • SOWK 330 Social Policy Analysis - 3  

Supporting theory (8-10 SH)

Bible, religion and theology

  • THEO 323 Biblical Theology Peace/Justice - 3  

Economics

  • PXD 365 Social and Political Economy    OR *ECON 401 Development Economics - 3  

Politics

Choose one of the following courses:

  • POL 113 International Relations - 2  
  • *PPX 421 Genocide of the 20th Century - 4  
  • *PPX 431 Political Reconciliation - 4  

Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Students have the option of choosing one course to replace one core course as approved by PXD advisor.

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