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Peacebuilding Major

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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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Curriculum

The major consists of the following 36-38 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 331 Restorative Justice and Trauma Awareness  OR THEO 323 Biblical Theology Peace/Justice - 3  
  • *PXD 335 Understanding Violent Conflict - 3  
  • PXD 345 Peacebuilding Theory and Action - 3  
  • *SOC 255 Social Movements - 3  

Core practice/skills (6 SH)

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

Electives (6 SH)

  • Any course not taken above
  • BUAD 465 Project Management and Grantwriting - 3  
  • *ENGL 344 Ways of War and Peace - 3  
  • *PXD 451 Program Evaluation - 3  
  • SOWK/SOC 210 Social Stratification - 3  
  • SOWK 330 Social Policy Analysis - 3 
  • SOWK 360 Race and Gender - 3  

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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