CARM 5000 - Foundations and Development of Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (3 credits)
This course outlines the substantive themes, history, origins, contexts, and philosophical foundations of conflict resolution, healing, peacemaking, and problem solving. Students will examine levels of interventions and processes in the field of conflict resolution.
CARM 6170 - Violence Prevention and Intervention (3 credits)
This course examines various theories of human aggression and violence, exploring their underlying assumptions about human nature and the causes of violence. Also included is an introduction to a range of violence intervention and prevention approaches developed for use at the interpersonal, intergroup, and societal level.
CARM 6663 - Introduction to Peace Studies (3 credits)
This graduate seminar explores theories of peace and war, as well as the promotion of peace. This seminar provides students with an in-depth understanding various depictions of peace, emphasizing the concepts of positive peace, social justice, and international development. Peace will be examined systemically, highlighting connections between the experience of peace at the personal, community, national, and international levels. Students will therefore also investigate the relationships that human nature and culture have with peace, war, and violence. In addition, the course will investigate how international bodies promote peace and mitigate the effects of war. Students will also examine the causes of war and just war theory. The field of peace studies will be outlined as well, including a brief history of the field.