PACS offers an individually tailored program of study that provides students with 1) the ability to more constructively handle conflict in family, workplace, and community settings, 2) a foundation for peace-and conflict-related careers, and 3) a better understanding of public policy controversies.
New class: PACS 3800: Security Studies. This course provides an introduction to the academic field of "Security Studies"; focuses on motives, institutions and processes associated with societal defense against threats posed to cherished possessions and the pursuit of stable, autonomous and prosperous existence; reviews related theoretical traditions associated with militarism, war and conflict; and, covers key concerns of (in-)security in post 9/11 global society, including surveillance, terrorism, genocide and insurgency.
PACS is excited to be affiliated with CU's International Affairs Program (IAFS). We work with IAFS staff and students to develop the complementary strengths of these programs, and to create new synergies for the study of local, regional, national and international conflict situations.
To receive the Certificate in Peace, Conflict, and Security, students must complete a series of Requirements that include core PACS courses as well as electives drawn from a large list of Approved Courses. If you have any questions, contact us through our online contact form.
The program empowers students by teaching them the sophisticated advocacy, collaboration, and peacebuilding skills that are essential to solving today’s big problems.