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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog

Peace Studies Minor


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The Peace Studies Program at Westminster College is an interdisciplinary academic program designed to prepare students for the challenge of living in an increasingly diverse and global community. Faculty at Westminster College officially established a Peace Studies Program in the spring of 1995 to engage faculty and students in the enduring human question: What are the causes of conflict and the means for resolving and preventing conflict? Recent uncertainties about the nature of world security make the present an especially opportune time for peace studies. Students in peace studies will explore difficult societal and ethical concerns from multiple perspectives. In addition to understanding conflict and its resolution, coursework emphasizes global awareness, multiculturalism, public policy, ethics, and human rights. Students are encouraged to tailor course selection to meet post-graduation goals and to enhance their ability to secure jobs in an increasingly global economy and multicultural society. Through service learning at the local, national, or international level, students will translate their competencies into action.

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