Peace & Reconciliation Studies Minor

Peace and Reconciliation Minor

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is proud to offer an interdisciplinary minor in the Role of Sustainability in Peace and Reconciliation Studies. This minor is open to 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, especially within cross-cultural contexts, will help students evaluate how peace and reconciliation can impact their beliefs, choices and actions.

Download CHECKSHEET for Role of Sustainability in Peace and Reconciliation Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.

The minor consists of 21credits in core and elective courses that are particularly relevant to peace and reconciliation studies.

Students must enroll in the minor to have it show up in their transcript. To do that, students should meet with the SoGES Academic Coordinator (contact information can be found below).

Completing the Minor requires the following:

  • GES 101 – Foundations of Environmental Sustainability (3 credits)
  • PHIL 240 – Philosophies of Peace and Nonviolence (3 credits)
  • IE/ANTH 479 – International Development Theory and Practice (3 credits)

Selecting one course from the following:

  • EDUC 496 – Group Study (Varies)
  • IE 472 – Education for Global Peace (3 credits)
  • PHIL 497 – Group Study (3 credits)

Students must take one course each from the courses listed in the three categories (see the checksheet for the course list).

  • A. Environmental, Social and Economic Aspects
  • B. Personal, Psychological, Ethical and Legal Aspects
  • C. Local, National & International Policy Aspects

Of these courses, a minimum of 12 upper-division (300-400 level) courses is required. Schedule a meeting with the SoGES Academic Coordinator and GES Advisor, Dale Lockwood, (970) 491-4070 or GESadvising@colostate.edu, to be enrolled in the Role of Sustainability in Peace and Reconciliation Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.