Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (Minor)
Foster peace through understanding.
Students with an interest in the themes of difference, diversity, and multiculturalism and in the skills and techniques emerging from the study and practice of mediation, conflict resolution, and non-violence, may pursue this multidisciplinary minor.
The minor encourages a combination of theory and praxis and can complement and enrich a major in any number of different liberal arts and pre-professional areas.
- Minor Only
Why minor in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution at Mary Baldwin?
Our multidisciplinary approach teaches the skills and techniques emerging from mediation, conflict resolution, and nonviolence. Topics include older forms of faith-based pacifism as well as diverse forms of contemporary nonviolent thought and protest. Particular focus is placed on perspectives revolving around the themes of difference, diversity, and multiculturalism.
This is a course of study that can complement and enrich a major in any number of different liberal arts and pre-professional areas, while also enriching students’ participation in various programs including Quest Interfaith, Spencer Global Citizens, CGIU, and VWIL and Leadership Studies.
Mary Baldwin’s college-wide commitment to civic engagement and global awareness underscores the vital importance of making the world safer for all of its inhabitants through the discovery and development of skills for making peace and mediating conflicts. We examine the history of peace-making with the view to identifying best practices for overcoming violence and providing a foundation for additional refinements.
This is a 21-credit minor structured to encourage cross-disciplinary study, a combination of theory and praxis, and (whenever possible) integration with a student’s declared major.
- Intercultural Communication
- Introduction to Ethics
- Gender and Sexuality
- Environmental Issues
- Law Enforcement and the Community
- Encountering Religious Diversity
- Mindfulness Self-Compassion
- Food Insecurity and Public Education