The Peace Studies Minor offers multiple approaches to conflict analysis and peacemaking. It combines Human Communication's multicultural and ethical reflexivity with Global Studies' purview of complex global systems. The Minor thus offers students the opportunity to consider peace from the angles of cultural and feminist theory, religious studies, political theory, economy, history, communication and law.

As both analytical and skill-based, students are challenged to "define, describe, and participate in building projects for social justice and peace" through a 'just peace'- based community or international project.

Committed Peace Studies Minors have interned in programs such as the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, and Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C. Students have gone on to graduate programs in law, international education, religious studies, diplomacy, and anthropology.

For additional information, please visit the Division of Humanities and Communication website.