This list of approved courses gives students the freedom to structure their PACS program of study in ways that focus on aspects of the field that best address their interests and career plans. To do this most effectively, students are urged to work closely with their advisors to select courses that complement and reinforce one another. Departments offer new and special topics courses each semester, so please check with the PACS Director if you wish to include courses that are not listed here. 

Following is a proposed revision of courses currently listed as options for completion of the certificate’s in-major and outside-major credit hour requirements. The existing list had not been reviewed in over a decade, and several of its entries had been discontinued or modified by offering units. This list subsequently reflects updated information for continuing listings, and adds new listings. Those new listings reflect the program’s recent addition of a security focus, accommodate interim development of new units and courses, and maximize the potential for certificate enrollment by students from various CU majors. They also reflect interim shifts in the contemporary landscape of social, political, and economic conflicts (e.g., growing prominence of climate change).

  1. All courses have been selected from CU Boulder 2016-17 Catalog listings.
  2. Courses were selected based on sufficient, plausible connection demonstrated in titles and descriptions to significant topics in peace, conflict, and security studies (e.g., war, immigration, crime, political activism, etc.).
  3. All courses listed are 3-credit offerings unless otherwise noted by the designation “(#)” following the course title.
  4. Listings for RAPS scheduled for closure in Fall 2017 are not included.
  5. Listings are presented in two formats:
    1. Alphabetical, by Department or Program Acronym. This format is intended to provide students with convenient reference for locating approved courses offered within their major (i.e., to satisfy related certificate requirements). Advising experience indicates that this is the predominant search mode used by certificate students.
    2. By major theme or topic related to peace, conflict, and security studies (see below). This format is intended to help PACS students combine courses inside and outside their majors to develop a coherent, focused experience, oriented to their choice of specific sources, sites, and modes of conflict. Each category includes a list of related topics in order to stimulate this development. Inclusion of courses in these categories is intended to be illustrative, not exhaustive. Categories reflect both documented and anticipated student interests. In some cases, courses have been included in more than one category. See below for categories.

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Related topics include:  

-Motives for expression of individual and group dissent
-Modes of organizing to achieve visibility and influence in political processes
-Power relations among and between formal and informal political groups
-Ethics of resistance to political rule

  • COMM 2360: Campaigns and Revolutions
  • GEOG 4762: Geographies of Political Islam: Empire, Terror and Revolution
  • HIST 1012: Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600
  • HIST 2100: Revolution in History
  • HIST 4048: Latin American Revolutions
  • HIST 4083: Revolution and Nationalism in Modern Ireland
  • INVS 4402: Nonviolent Social Movements
  • PSCI 3062: Revolution and Political Violence
  • PSCI 3311: Gender and U.S. Politics: Protest, Polls and Policy
  • PSCI 3774: Free Speech and Dangerous Ideas
  • PSCI 4391 / WMST 4500: Gender Politics and Global Activism
  • WMST 2400: Women of Color and Activism
  • WMST 3600: Latinas: History, Culture, and Social Activism

Related topics include:

-Paradigms of social, political, and economic comparison
-Global inequality in access to and control of resources
-International and non-governmental organizations
-Ethics and politics of providing international assistance

  • ANTH 4500: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Socioeconomic Development
  • ECON 3784: Economic Development and Policy
  • ECON 4292 / GEOG 4292: Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development
  • ECON 4784: Economic Development
  • GEOG 3682: Geography of International Development
  • GEOG 4632: Development Geography
  • INVS 4302: Critical Thinking in Development
  • PSCI 4012: Global Development
  • WMST 3012: Women and Development

Related topics include:

-Historical and current barriers to achieving democratic ideals
-Incentivizing democratic participation and deliberation 
-Creation, maintenance, and transformation of publics
-Modes of organizing and advocacy that facilitate social, political, and economic change

  • ARSC 3001 (6): Social Engagement & Human Rights: The South Africa Model
  • ENVD 3131: Citizen Participation in Design and Planning
  • INVS 1513: Civic Engagement: Using the Electoral Process as a Tool for Social Change
  • INVS 1523: Civic Engagement: Democracy as a Tool for Social Change
  • MDST 3791: Media and the Public
  • PSCI 3051: Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • PSCI 4771: Civil Rights and Liberties in America
  • SEWL 2020 (1): Civic Engagement
  • THTR 4029 (1-12): Dance and Community Engagement
  • WMST 3302: Facilitating Peaceful Community Change

Related topics include:

-Cultural paradigms of distinction, hierarchy, and status
-Socioeconomic inequalities related to access to and control of resources
-Modes of organizing and disciplining labor

  • ETHN 3044 / SOCY 3044: Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • ETHN 4001 / FILM 4001: Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
  • HIST 4526: Immigrants, Workers and the 1 percent - Recent U.S. Social History
  • MDST 4331: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • WMST 2600: Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context

Related topics include:

-Historical development of European and North American Empires
-Ethics and politics of colonial rule
-Struggles for national liberation
-Post-colonial relations among indigenous, settler, and colonial groups

  • ANTH 1115: The Caribbean in Post-Colonial Perspective
  • ENG 4018: Global, Transnational and Postcolonial Approaches to Post-1600 Literature
  • ENGL 2767: Survey of Post-Colonial Literature
  • FREN 1750: French Colonialism: North Africa and the Middle East
  • GEOG 4762: Geographies of Political Islam: Empire, Terror and Revolution
  • HIST 1012: Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600
  • HIST 4258: Africa under European Colonial Rule
  • HIST 4339: Borderlands of the British Empire
  • HIST 4349: Decolonization of the British Empire
  • LGBT 4287: Special Topics in LGBT, Multicultural, and Postcolonial Literature
  • SCAN 3206: Nordic Colonialisms

Related topics include:

-Role of communication in creating, maintaining, and transforming conflict
-Specific modes of conflict associated with different communication contexts
-Rights and responsibilities of communication in diverse, pluralistic society

  • APRD 3300: Crisis Communication in Public Relations
  • COMM 2360: Campaigns and Revolutions
  • COMM 2400: Discourse, Culture and Identities
  • COMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2600: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 3000: Issues in Communication
  • COMM 3320: Persuasion in Society
  • COMM 3340: Political Communication
  • COMM 3410: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3700: Communication and Conflict Management
  • COMM 4300: Senior Seminar: Rhetoric
  • COMM 4510: Senior Seminar: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 4600: Senior Seminar: Organizational Communication
  • ENVS 3173 / THTR 4173: Creative Climate Communication
  • PSCI 3774: Free Speech and Dangerous Ideas

Related topics include:  

-Sources of interpersonal, intergroup, and international conflict
-Specific modes of conducting conflict
-Strategies for resolving conflict

  • COMM 3700 / PACS 3700: Communication and Conflict Management
  • HIST 4366: Culture Wars: Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Modern U.S.
  • MGMT 3010: Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • SOCY 4021: Conflict Management in Social Systems

Related topics include:  

-Historical development of rule of law
-Institutional development of law and policy
-Institutional enforcement of law
-Ethics and politics of criminalizing and securitizing human behavior

  • ARSC 3001 (6): Social Engagement & Human Rights: The South Africa Model
  • BCOR 2003: Business Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • BCOR 3000: Business Law, Ethics, and Public Policy
  • CLAS 4761: Roman Law
  • ETHN 2044 / SOCY 2044: Crime and Society
  • ETHN 3044 / SOCY 3044: Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • ETHN 4084 / SOCY 4084: Punishment, Law and Society
  • HIST 4820: Human Rights: Historical Perspectives
  • IAFS 3520: Global Seminar: Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in Israel
  • JRNL 3651:  Media Law and Ethics
  • PHIL 2220: Philosophy and Law
  • PSCI 3271: Law and Society: Legal Institutions and Human Behavior
  • PSCI 4183: International Law
  • PSCI 4241: Constitutional Law
  • PSCI 4771: Civil Rights and Liberties in America
  • SOCY 4024: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • SOCY 4104: The Death Penalty in America
  • WMST 3300: Gender, Sexuality and U.S. Law

Related topics include:  

-Historical development of energy sources and systems
-Social, political, economic dimensions of energy usage
-Environmental impacts of energy usage
-Drivers of and barriers to development of alternative energy systems

  • CHEM 3251: Sustainable Energy from a Chemistry Perspective
  • CHEN 3660: Energy Fundamentals
  • ECEN 1500: Sustainable Energy
  • ENST 4150: Energy Policy Project
  • ENVS 3070 / PHYS 3070: Energy and the Environment
  • ENVS 3520 / GEOL 3520: Energy and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • ENVS 3621: Energy Policy and Society
  • MCEN 4032: Sustainable Energy
  • PSCI 4106: Issues and Challenges in American Green Energy Policy

Related topics include:  

-Natural and man-made components of environments
-Scientific knowledge concerning human-environmental interaction
-History of environmental protest and activism
-Cultural mediation of human-environment relations
-Drivers of and barriers to contemporary environmentalism

  • ATOC 1060: Our Changing Environment: El Nino, Ozone, and Climate
  • CHEM 1011: Environmental Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 1031 (4): Environmental Chemistry 2
  • CVEN 3414: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • ECON 3545: Environmental Economics
  • ECON 4535: Natural Resource Economics
  • ECON 4545: Environmental Economics
  • ENGL 1230: Environmental Literature
  • ENVS 1000: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 2100: Topics in Applied Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 3001: Sustainable Solutions Consulting
  • ENVS 3032: Environment, Media and Society
  • ENVS 3140: Environmental Ethics
  • ENVS 3434: Introduction to Applied Ecology
  • ENVS 3521: Climate Politics and Policy
  • ENVS 3600: Principles of Climate
  • ENVS 4027 / SOCY 4027: Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment
  • ENVS 4800: Capstone: Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies
  • EVEN 1000 (1): Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • EVEN 4434 (4): Environmental Engineering Design
  • FILM 3041: Environmental Cinema
  • GEOG 1972: Environment-Society Geography
  • INVS 3402: Implementing Social and Environmental Change
  • JRNL 4822: Reporting on the Environment
  • JPNS 3881: Environment, Nature and Disaster in Japanese Literature and Culture
  • PHIL 2140: Environmental Justice
  • PHIL 3140: Environmental Ethics
  • PSCI 2116: Introduction to Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis
  • PSCI 3064: Environmental Political Theory
  • PSCI 3206: The Environment and Public Policy
  • SEWL 2000: America, the Environment, and the Global Economy
  • SOCY 2077: Environment and Society
  • SOCY 4047: Topics in Environment and Society

Related topics include:  

-Biological foundations of sexual difference
-Social and cultural development of gender identities
-Intersection with ethnic, race, and class identities
-Oppression of sexual and gender identity groups
-Historical protest and activism by oppressed sexual and gender identity groups

  • ANTH 1170: Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
  • ANTH 3180: Gender, Culture, and Sexuality
  • ARAB 3410 / WMST 3410: Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern Middle East
  • ENGL 3217: Topics in Gender Studies
  • ETHN 3044: Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • ETHN 4001 / FILM 4001: Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
  • GEOG 3672 / WMST 3672: Gender and the Global Economy
  • GRMN 4301 / WMST 4301: Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
  • HIST 4636 / WMST 4636: Lesbian and Gay History: Culture and Politics and Social Change in the
  • U.S.
  • HIST 4640 / WMST 4640: Women, Gender and War
  • LGBT 2000 / WMST 2030: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
  • LGBT 3796: Queer Theory
  • LGBT 4287: Special Topics in LGBT, Multicultural, and Postcolonial Literature
  • LGBT 4400: Critical Inquiries in Transgender Studies
  • LING 2400: Language and Gender
  • MDST 4331: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • PSCI 3052 / WMST 3650: Gender and Politics in Latin America
  • PSCI 3311: Gender and U.S. Politics: Protest, Polls and Policy
  • PSCI 4391 / WMST 4500: Gender Politics and Global Activism
  • PSYC 2700: Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
  • SOCY 1016: Sex, Gender, and Society 1
  • SOCY 3044 / WMST 3044: Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • SOCY 3046: Topics in Sex and Gender
  • SOCY 4000 / WMST 4010: Gender, Genocide, and Mass Trauma
  • SOCY 4016: Sex, Gender, and Society 2
  • WMST 1016: The Social Construction of Sexuality
  • WMST 2000: Introduction to Feminist Studies
  • WMST 2020: Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives
  • WMST 2050: Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
  • WMST 2400: Women of Color and Activism
  • WMST 2600: Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
  • WMST 3012: Women and Development
  • WMST 3135: Chicana Feminisms and Knowledges
  • WMST 3174: Sex, Power, and Politics: U.S. Perspectives
  • WMST 3210: American Indian Women
  • WMST 3220: Women in Islam
  • WMST 3300: Gender, Sexuality and U.S. Law
  • WMST 3314: Violence Against Women and Girls
  • WMST 3400: Gender, Personality, and Culture
  • WMST 3500: Global Gender Issues
  • WMST 3600: Latinas: History, Culture, and Social Activism
  • WMST 3670: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Global Migration
  • WMST 4300: Sex, Power, Politics: International Perspectives

Related topics include:  

-Motives for targeted oppression and mass murder of ethnic and racial groups
-Systems and technologies of mass murder
-Drivers of and barriers to international intervention
-Role of cultural memory in facilitating justice and reconciliation

  • ANTH 4580: The Holocaust: An Anthropological Perspective
  • SOCY 4000 / WMST 4010: Gender, Genocide, and Mass Trauma
  • GRMN 2502 / JWST 2502:  Representing the Holocaust

Related topics include:  

-International economic impacts on national sovereignty
-Neo-liberal systems of trade and governance
-Global flows of commodities, labor, media, technology, etc.
-Social and cultural dimensions of diaspora
-Protest and activism for social and economic justice

  • ANTH 4505: Globalization and Transnational Culture
  • ENG 4018: Global, Transnational and Postcolonial Approaches to Post-1600 Literature
  • ETHN 4001: Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
  • GEOG 1962: Geographies of Global Change
  • GSAP 1000: World Politics and Society
  • HIST 1800: Introduction to Global History
  • HIST 3800: Seminar in Global History
  • IAFS 1000: Global Issues and International Affairs
  • MDST 3201: Media, Culture and Globalization
  • MDST 4341: International Media and Global Crises
  • PSCI 4012: Global Development
  • PSCI 4391: Gender Politics and Global Activism
  • PSCI 4783: Global Issues
  • SEWL 2000: America, the Environment, and the Global Economy
  • WMST 2600: Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
  • WMST 3500: Global Gender Issues
  • WMST 3670: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Global Migration
  • WMST 3672: Gender and Global Economy
  • WMST 4500: Gender Politics and Global Activism

Related topics include:  

-Biological and environmental foundations of human health
-Social and cultural differences in conception and treatment of heath
-Political, and economic dimensions of health care systems
-International impacts of disease

  • ECON 4646: Topics in Health Economics
  • GEOG 3692: Introduction to Global Public Health
  • GEOG 4852: Health and Medical Geography
  • HIST 4326: Health and Disease in United States History
  • PSYC 4553: Women's Mental Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach
  • SOCY 1022: Ethics and Social Issues in U.S. Health and Medicine
  • SOCY 4052: Social Inequalities in Health
  • SOCY 4117: Food and Society
  • WMST 3510: Gender, Sexuality, and Global Health

Related topics include:  

-Causes of local, regional, and international mobility of individuals and groups
-Impacts of neoliberal globalization on industry and employment opportunity
-Social and cultural dimensions of diaspora
-Conflict among immigrant groups and host societies
-Contemporary crises in the Middle East and Europe

  • ECON 4292 / GEOG 4292: Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development
  • GRMN 4301 / WMST 4301: Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
  • HIST 4526: Immigrants, Workers and the 1 percent - Recent U.S. Social History
  • WMST 3670: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Global Migration

Related topics include:  

-Role of leadership in creating and maintaining conflict
-Specific modes of leadership communication contributing to conflict resolution
-Rights and responsibilities of leadership in diverse, pluralistic society

  • ETHN 3201: Multicultural Leadership: Theories, Principles and Practices
  • INVS 4932: Community Leadership in Action, Part 2
  • PRLC 1810: Ethical Leadership
  • PRLC 1820: Community Issues in Leadership
  • PRLC 2810: Global Issues in Leadership
  • PRLC 2820: Multilevel Issues in Leadership
  • PRLC 3810: Global Issues in Leadership

Related topics include:  

-Role of media in creating, maintaining, and transforming conflict
-Rights and responsibilities of news media in depicting conflict
-Humanizing and dehumanizing groups in entertainment media
-Independent and unofficial use of media by groups in conflict to promote visibility and influence

  • ARAB 4250: Arabic Media
  • JRNL 3202: Covering Political Campaigns
  • JRNL 3401: Sociology of News
  • JRNL 3651:  Media Law and Ethics
  • JRNL 4351: Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace
  • JRNL 4411: International Media and Global Crises
  • JRNL 4822: Reporting on the Environment
  • MDST 3002: Digital Culture and Politics
  • MDST 3201: Media, Culture and Globalization
  • MDST 3711: Media and Culture
  • MDST 3791: Media and the Public
  • MDST 4311: Mass Communication Criticism
  • MDST 4331: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • MDST 4341: International Media and Global Crises
  • MDST 4371: Media and Religion
  • PSCI 4341: Media and Politics

Related topics include:

-Historical development of (inter-)national armed forces
-History of civil-military relations
-Military doctrine, strategy, and operations
-Military culture and professionalism
-Contemporary military challenges

  • AIRR 2010 (1): The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 1
  • AIRR 2020 (1): The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2                    
  • AIRR-4010: National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty
  • AIRR-4020: National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society
  • HIST 4040: The History of Space Exploration and Defense
  • HIST 4146: U.S. Military History since 1898
  • MILR 2031: Methods of Leadership and Management 1
  • MILR 2041: Methods of Leadership and Management 2
  • MILR 3052: Military Operations and Training 1
  • MILR 3062: Military Operations and Training 2
  • NAVR 2020: Seapower and Maritime Affairs
  • NAVR 3101: Evolution of Warfare
  • NAVR 4020: Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVR 4101: Seapower and Maritime Affairs

Related topics include:

-Institutions, policies, and technologies developed to protect and defend nations
-Dynamics of threat assessment and response formulation
-Historical evolution of international alliances and conflicts
-Civil-military relations
-Political and economic controversy surrounding force modernization and military interventions

  • AIRR-4010: National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty
  • AIRR-4020: National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society
  • COMM 4300: Senior Seminar in Rhetoric: Rhetoric of National Security (Occasional topic for this seminar shell)
  • GSAP 2010: Introduction to National Security
  • HIST 4040: The History of Space Exploration and Defense
  • PSCI 3123: War, Peace, and Strategic Defense
  • PSCI 3191: National Security Organization and Policy Making

Related topics include:  

-Ethical, spiritual, and religious traditions of restrained conflict
-Role of nonviolent protest in facilitating social, economic, and political change
-Drivers of and barriers to development of peaceful societies

  • HIST 4558: Buddha to Gandhi: A History of Indian Nonviolence
  • INVS 3302 / WMST 3302: Facilitating Peaceful Community Change
  • INVS 4402: Nonviolent Social Movements
  • JRNL 4351: Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace
  • PSCI 3123: War, Peace, and Strategic Defense
  • RLST 4450: Religion and Nonviolence
  • SOCY 2021: Nonviolence and the Ethics of Social Action

Related topics include:  

-Forms of intra-national and societal governance
-Policies and practices of political deliberation and decision-making
-Development and transformation of political coalitions and alliances
-Political campaigns and elections
-Inclusion and exclusion of groups in representative politics

  • HIST 4636: Lesbian and Gay History: Culture, Politics, and Social Change in the United States
  • PSCI 3031: Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • PSCI 3051: Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • PSCI 3071: Urban Politics
  • PSCI 3084: Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy: an Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Democracy
  • PSCI 3101: Black Politics
  • PSCI 3311: Gender and U.S. Politics: Protest, Polls and Policy
  • PSCI 4131: Latinos and the U.S. Political System
  • PSCI 4341: Media and Politics
  • PSCI 4701: Symbolic Politics
  • WMST 3174: Sex, Power, and Politics: U.S. Perspectives

Related topics include:  

-Historical conduct of foreign policy and diplomatic relations
-Comparative cultural paradigms of citizen rights and responsibilities
-Development and transformation of international coalitions, alliances, and regimes
-International monitoring and intervention in intractable conflicts

  • HIST 2126: Issues in Modern U.S. Politics and Foreign Relations
  • HIST 3116: Seminar in American Diplomatic History
  • HIST 4116: History of U.S. Foreign Relations, 1865-1940
  • HIST 4126: History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1941
  • IAFS 1000: Global Issues and International Affairs
  • IAFS 3000: Special Topics in International Affairs
  • IAFS 3520: Global Seminar: Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in Israel
  • IAFS 3530: Global Seminar: Jews and Muslims - The Multiethnic History of Istanbul
  • IAFS 3610: Topics in International Affairs and Jewish Studies
  • IAFS 3630: Radical Nationalism in Contemporary Northern Europe
  • IAFS 3650: History of Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • IAFS 4500: The Post-Cold War World
  • PHIL 3260: Philosophy and the International Order
  • PSCI 2223: Introduction to International Relations
  • PSCI 3143: Current Affairs in International Relations
  • PSCI 3163: American Foreign Policy
  • PSCI 3193: International Behavior
  • PSCI 4173: International Organization
  • PSCI 4183: International Law
  • PSCI 4193: International Political Economy
  • WMST 4300: Sex, Power, Politics: International Perspectives

Related topics include:  

-Biological dimensions of racial distinction
-Historical intersections of race, religion, and regional identities
-Cultural norms, values, and beliefs surrounding racial and ethnic differences
-Marginalization and oppression of racial and ethnic groups
-Protest and activism seeking racial and ethnic equality

  • ENGL 1800: American Ethnic Literatures
  • ENGL 4697: Special Topics in Multicultural and Ethnic American Literature
  • ETHN 2001: Foundations: Race and Ethnicity in the United States
  • ETHN 3044 / SOCY 3044: Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • ETHN 4001 / FILM 4001: Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
  • GRMN 4301 / WMST 4301: Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
  • IAFS 3530 / RLST 3530: Global Seminar: Jews and Muslims - The Multiethnic History of Istanbul
  • MDST 4331: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • PHIL 2270: Philosophy and Race
  • PSCI 4252: Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • PSCI 4253: Politics of Identity and Inter-Ethnic Violence
  • SOCY 1021: United States Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCY 3161: Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity
  • WMST 2600: Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
  • WMST 3670: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Global Migration

-Role of organized religion in creating and maintaining conflict
-Comparison of religious beliefs and practices regarding conflict
-Challenges of fundamentalism and extremism
-Potential for religion to mitigate and resolve conflict

  • ANTH 3300: Elements of Religion
  • HUMN 4650: Religion, Power, Modernity
  • MDST 4371: Media and Religion
  • RLST 1620: Religious Dimension in Human Experience
  • RLST 2202: Foundations of Islamic Traditions
  • RLST 2400: Religion and Contemporary Society
  • RLST 2500: Religions in the United States
  • RLST 2600: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • RLST 2610: Religions of India
  • RLST 2612: Yoga: Ancient and Modern
  • RLST 2620: Religions of East Asia
  • RLST 2700: American Indian Religious Traditions
  • RLST 3100: Judaism
  • RLST 3200: Hinduism
  • RLST 3300: Foundations of Buddhism
  • RLST 3530: Global Seminar: Jews and Muslims - The Multiethnic History of Istanbul
  • RLST 3600: Islam
  • RLST 3800: Chinese Religions
  • RLST 4030: Religions in America
  • RLST 4170: God and Politics
  • RLST 4450: Religion and Nonviolence
  • RLST 4650: Islam in the Modern World
  • RLST 4800: Critical Studies in Religion
  • SOCY 4121: Sociology of Religion

Related topics include:  

-Historical conflicts surrounding the development of scientific knowledge and technology
-Social, political, and economic barriers to successful implementation of technology
-Strategies for mitigating and resolving related conflicts

  • ATOC 1060: Our Changing Environment: El Nino, Ozone, and Climate
  • ATOC 3300: Analysis of Climate and Weather Observations
  • CHEN 1000: Creative Technology
  • CVEN 4323: Water Resource Engineering Design
  • ECEN 3070: Edges of Science
  • EMEN 4200: Engineering and Entrepreneurship for the Developing World
  • ENVS 3521: Climate Politics and Policy
  • ENVS 3621: Energy Policy and Society
  • GEEN 2400: Engineering Projects for the Community
  • GEEN-1400: Engineering Projects
  • HUEN 1850: Engineering in History: The Social Impact of Technology
  • HUEN 2130: History of Modern Technology from 1750 to the Atomic Bomb
  • HUEN 2210: Engineering, Science, and Society
  • HUEN 2210: Engineering, Science, and Society
  • MCEN 2000 (1): Mechanical Engineering Professionalism & Career Seminar
  • WRTG 3030: Writing on Science and Society

Related topics include:  

-Historical controversy surrounding attribution of this term to classify political dissent and protest
-Contributing factors such as poverty, lack of education, and political oppression
-Association with religious fundamentalism, political extremism, radical nationalism, and counter-insurgency
-Evolving systems of communication, recruitment, and radicalization
-Contemporary security regimes of ‘counter-terrorism’ in western liberal democracies

  • ARAB 3340: Representing Islam
  • GEOG 4762: Geographies of Political Islam: Empire, Terror and Revolution
  • HIST 4083: Revolution and Nationalism in Modern Ireland
  • HIST 4329: Islam in the Modern World: Revivalism, Modernism, and Fundamentalism, 1800-2001
  • HIST 4338: History of Modern Israel/Palestine
  • HIST 4378: History of Modern Jewish-Muslim Relations
  • HIST 4711: The Medieval Crusades: Holy War and Its History, 1095--1400
  • IAFS 3630 / SCAN 3301: Radical Nationalism in Contemporary Northern Europe
  • IAFS 3650: History of Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • MDST 4371: Media and Religion
  • PSCI 4243: Modern Warfare: Terrorism, Ideology, Identity
  • PSCI 4252: Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • PSCI 4253: Politics of Identity and Inter-Ethnic Violence

Related topics include:  

-Individual and collective response of cognitive and emotional overwhelm due to experience of life-threatening violence
-Intra- and intergenerational impacts on social, economic, and political life
-Role of culture and media in facilitating and inhibiting adaptive response to trauma

  • FREN 4860: War, Trauma, and Memory: Amnesias, Revisions, and Representations of Traumatic History
  • SOCY 4000 / WMST 4010: Gender, Genocide, and Mass Trauma

Related topics include:  

-Historical controversy surrounding attribution of violent human nature
-Comparative cultural concepts, systems, and practices of violence
-Role of art, literature, and media in promoting and mitigating violence
-Sources and motives of state and popular violence
-Ethics and politics of violent protest

  • ETHN 3314 / SOCY 3314: Violence Against Women and Girls
  • HUMN 4835: Literature and Social Violence
  • PSCI 3032: Democracy, Inequality and Violence in Latin America.
  • PSCI 3062: Revolution and Political Violence
  • PSCI 4253: Politics of Identity and Inter-Ethnic Violence

Related topics include:  

-Historical controversy surrounding attribution of warlike human nature
-Comparative cultural concepts, systems, and practices of armed force
-Role of art, literature, and media in promoting and mitigating war
-Sources and motives of state use of armed force
-Civil-state conflicts surrounding authorization and termination of military conflict
-Evolving consequences for domestic and international politics of national participation in war

  • CLAS 2041: War and Society in Ancient Greece
  • FILM 3503 / GRMN 3503: German Film Through World War II
  • FREN 4860: War, Trauma, and Memory: Amnesias, Revisions, and Representations of Traumatic History
  • HIST 1012: Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600
  • HIST 2166: The Vietnam Wars
  • HIST 2220: History of War and Society
  • HIST 4050: A Global History of World War II
  • HIST 4109: World War II in Asia and the Pacific
  • HIST 4166: The Vietnam War in Politics and Culture
  • HIST 4315: Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 4422: World War I in Europe
  • HIST 4640: Women, Gender and War
  • HIST 4711: The Medieval Crusades: Holy War and Its History, 1095—1400
  • IAFS 4500: The Post-Cold War World
  • JRNL 4351: Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace
  • PHIL 3190: War and Morality
  • PSCI 3123: War, Peace, and Strategic Defense
  • PSCI 4243: Modern Warfare: Terrorism, Ideology, Identity
  • RUSS 2222: Sports and the Cold War
  • WMST 4640: Women, Gender and War
  • WRTG 3020: Topics in Writing (sections on “Language of War” only)