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Coordinated by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability

The Role of Sustainability in Peace and Reconciliation Interdisciplinary Minor is open to all students who want to understand more about the philosophical roots of peace and reconciliation and its expression within various academic disciplines, research, and service. Knowing more about the ideas that underlie nonviolent conflict resolution, effective communication, cooperation, and mediation within cross-cultural contexts will help students evaluate how peace and reconciliation can impact their beliefs, choices, and actions. A 21-credit undergraduate minor and 12-credit graduate interdisciplinary studies program are available. 

Effective Fall 2020

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Core Courses
GES 101Foundations of Environmental Sustainability3
IE 479/ANTH 479International Development Theory and Practice3
PHIL 240Philosophies of Peace and Nonviolence3
Select one from the following courses:3
Group Study
Education for Global Peace
Group Study
Elective Credits: Select one course from each Aspect category below (for a minimum total of 9 credits):
Environmental, Societal, and Economics Aspects - select one course from the following:3-4
Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)
Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources
Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development
Environmental Health--Water Quality
Human Disease and the Environment
Environmental Contaminants
Border Crossings--People/Politics/Culture (GT-SS3)
Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
African-American History to 1865
Design and Nature
Social and Sustainable Venturing
Environmental Conservation (GT-SC2)
Global Environmental Systems (GT-SC2)
Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability
Environmental Justice
Sociology of Disaster
Co-Cultural Communication
Personal, Psychological, Ethical and Legal Aspects - select one course from the following:3-4
Cultural Change
Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
Latina/o Creative Expression
Latinx Routes to Empowerment
Federal Indian Law and Policy
Death, Dying, and Grief
African American History (GT-HI1)
Asian American History (GT-HI1)
United States Immigration History
Revolutions in Latin America
Honors First Year Seminar 1
Honors Seminar 2
Globalization: Exploring Our Global Village (GT-SS3)
World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3)
Ethics and International Development
Environmental Psychology
Group Communication
Local, National and International Policy Aspects - select one course from the following:3-4
Africa: Colonialism to Independence
The Modern Middle East
Slavery in the Americas
Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam
Women and Development
Children and Youth in Global Context
Media Ethics and Issues
International Mass Communication
Applications in Conservation Planning
Politics and Society Along Mexican Border
Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Politics
U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties
International Security
Comparative Racial/Ethnic Politics
Middle East Politics
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Population-Natural Resources and Environment
Social Change
Community Dynamics and Development
Dismantling Privilege and Oppression
International Social Welfare and Development
Intercultural Communication
Conflict Management and Communication
Program Total Credits:21-24

Titled “Peacemaking.” Must be enrolled in University Honors program.


Titled “Exploring Sustainable Solutions.” Must be enrolled in University Honors program.