Minors

Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies asks questions about inter/intra state warfare, gender dynamics and gender justice in conflict zones, colonial violence, Indigenous resistance/resurgence, and grassroots initiatives for peace and justice. Focusing on local and global contexts, Peace and Conflict Studies critically examines the political, social, economic and cultural structures and forces underpinning war and violence, and it investigates paths towards establishing and building peace. Peace and Conflict Studies courses are explicitly often interdisciplinary, intersectional, and global, reflecting the rich interdisciplinary frameworks of postcolonialism, feminism, international political sociology, history, and international relations.

Note: There are some courses in the Minor that may have one or more prerequisites required outside the Minor and these courses are noted by an asterisk.

Required courses:

  • INST 1101 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: the Canadian Context
  • HIST 3345 - First Nations in Canada: Co-operation, Coercion and Confrontation

Six additional courses from the following list:

  • ANTH 2213  - Contemporary Aboriginal Issues in Canada
  • GNED 1301 - Citizenship without Borders
  • GNED 1303 - Conflict and the Social Context
  • GNED 3030 - Global Communities and Societies*
  • HIST 2263 - Conflict and Society in the Twentieth-Century
  • HIST 3343 - Resistance and Resilience: Native Peoples in the United States
  • HIST 3319 - Conflict and Violence in Canadian History
  • HIST 3361 - The Holocaust
  • HIST 4461 - Limits of Representation: Holocaust and Memory*
  • HIST 3373 - World War I
  • HIST 3365 - World War II
  • INST 1111 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: International Perspectives
  • PLSC 2287 - Introduction to International Relations*
  • PLSC 3382 - International Organizations*
  • PLSC 3489 - Foreign Policies of the Major Powers*
  • PHIL 3350 - Power, Violence, Evil*
  • SLGY 3372 - Sociology of Violence*
  • SLGY 3304 - Social Movements*
  • WGST 2205 - Global Gender Issues
  • WGST 3310 - Colonization/Decolonization*