Peace Studies | Undergraduate | Academics | College of Liberal Arts | SIU Carbondale

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Peace Studies | Undergraduate | Academics | College of Liberal Arts | SIU Carbondale

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The Peace Studies minor is interdisciplinary, designed to provide undergraduates with a better understanding of the causes of war and violence, the history of war and peace, and alternatives to violence in thought and practice.  The minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours that are to be selected from the university’s offerings on these topics and organized to reflect each individual student’s interests.  Through coursework in Peace Studies, students may prepare themselves for careers in teaching, government, media, law, non-profit organizations and NGOs, and the arts, among others.  The requirements for the Peace Studies minor are listed below.


Job/Internship Opportunity

Scoville Fellows work with one of the twenty-six participating NGOs in or near Washington, DC. They conduct research, write, and perform advocacy on a range of peace and security issues including arms control and nonproliferation, environmental and energy security, international and regional security, military budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the fellowship.

Click here to learn more about the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.


Other Fellowship/Program Opportunities

Other opportunities for fellowship include locations such as:

  • Berkely, CA
  • Stony Point, NY
  • New Market, TN

Contact

For more information, contact: Suzanne Daughton, Interim Coordinator


Faculty Advisory Committee

Lisa Brooten, Radio and Television

Jyotsna Kapur, Cinema & Photography

Suzanne Daughton, Speech Communication

Ken Stikkers, Philosophy

Joseph Young, Political Science


Peace Studies Minor

Successful completion of the Peace Studies minor consists of satisfying all course requirements.


Course Requirements

18 credit hours, including 6 hours of required core courses and 12 hours of electives.  The 18 hours must be spread over at least three different departments.


Required core courses

History 358i or Cinema and Photography 358i - Introduction to Peace Studies

Philosophy 309i: Philosophy of Peace, Law, and Justice


Electives

Electives are to be chosen from the following list.  Other courses may substitute, but only with the express approval of a member of the Peace Studies faculty advisory committee.

Anthropology (ANTH)

  • 330 Biological Foundations of Human Behavior
  • 370 Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems
  • 410A Practicing Anthropology
  • 410E Anthropology of Law
  • 410O Colonialism and Post-colonialism

Africana Studies (AFR) (formerly Black American Studies)

  • 360 Race and History in the U.S. (same as HIST 361)
  • 472 Psychology of Race and Racism

History (HIST)

  • 335 Peace and War in the 20th Century
  • 340 International History of the Cold War
  • 355 Radical View of American History
  • 361 Race and History in the U.S. (same as AFR 360)
  • 456 The U.S. in the 1960s
  • 457 American Environmental History
  • 493 Civil Rights Movement
  • 496 Internship

Linguistics (LING)

  • 320 Language, Gender and Power

Philosophy (PHIL)

  • 375 Ecology and Ethics

Political Science (POLS)

  • 324 Politics and Environmental Policy
  • 332 Introduction to Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • 370 Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
  • 375 War and Force in World Politics
  • International Human Rights

Sociology (SOC)

  • 424 Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • 435 Social Inequality
  • 437 Sociology of Globalization and Development
  • 438 Sociology and Ethnic Relations in World Perspective

Speech Communication (SPCM)

  • 301 Communication Across Cultures
  • 341 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • 412 Environmental Rhetoric
  • 448 Intercultural Training
  • 463 Interpersonal Conflict
  • 464 Compassionate Communication

Women’s Studies (WMST)

  • 300 Feminist Theory
  • 320i Language, Gender and Power (same as LING 320i)
  • 401 Contemporary Feminism

Mass Communication and Media Arts:

  • RT 489/MCMA 497 Gender, Media and Militarization
C&P 470 A Neoliberalism and the Politics of Culture