Learning Goals for PEAC 201 - Introduction to Peace Studies:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

·      Demonstrate an understanding of key figures and concepts in peace studies, including human rights, nonviolent action, negative and positive peace, just war theory, and pacifism.

·      Clearly articulate responses to the ethical dimensions of peace and conflict by drawing from several disciplines, including historical, sociological, political, economic and religious sources.

·      Assess the mission, effectiveness and goals of peace related organizations and schools of thought.


RELS 200 Goal: By the end of the class, students will be able to: “Demonstrate understanding of Catholicism, including its worldview, ethics, history, text, and/or intercultural relations historically and at present.”


Required Texts

·       Moodle PDFs / Links Other texts will be provided on Moodle [Moodle]

·       Ilibagiza, Immaculee. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2007. [Left to Tell]

·       Allman, Mark J. Who Would Jesus Kill?: War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2008. [Allman]

·      Winright, Tobias and Laurie Johnston, eds. Can War be Just in the 21st Century? (Orbis) [Can War]