Peace Studies (PEAC)



101 Introduction to Peace Studies - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory:English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6. This course provides an overview of the field of peace studies and offers an in-depth look into theories related to peace, conflict studies and nonviolence. Students gain an understanding of the various tools and processes that are used internationally in working towards a more equitable, just and peaceful world. Contemporary case studies are explored offering students an interdisciplinary approach to the field in order to address the four main pillars of the Peace Studies program which are human rights, conflict studies, peace processes and the concept of justice in relation to peace. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

102 Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6. This course explores nonviolence and conflict resolution through an analysis of theory and application of both strategies. Students are able to contemplate the relationship between nonviolence and conflict resolution and how these techniques may be applied. Emphasis is placed on the history of nonviolent leaders and social movements nationally and internationally which have resulted in the promotion of peace, the application of justice and the preservation of human rights. This course is intended for all students interested in peace studies, conflict resolution and international relations. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Environmental Sustainability, Justice and Ethics - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6; Philosophy 102B and Biology 101, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: English 205 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This course analyzes environmental issues related to sustainability, justice and ethics. Environmental sustainability theories are examined by addressing economic, cultural, social, political and ecological issues. The philosophical basis of environmental ethics provides a framework of the various worldviews and theoretical orientations. Students apply theories learned to assess international and national environmental justice case studies. This course is intended for students interested in Peace Studies, Sustainability and Environmental Ethics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

250 Field Experience In Peace Studies 16-54 total hours lecture, 32-108 total other hours, 1-3 units Grade Only

Prerequisite: Peace Studies 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory:English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6. Students in this course develop and implement field experience projects under the supervision of college faculty. In cooperation with the staff of community organizations and agencies, students design these projects to assist the college’s neighborhood communities. Students gain hands-on experience in project planning, development, implementation and evaluation. Students meet regularly with faculty and peers to receive feedback, support and guidance in their community projects. This course is intended for students interested in Peace Studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.