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Peace Studies

The Peace Studies minor is deeply rooted in the mission and vision statements of the college, for example, our vision to “challenge students to bring the Quaker values of integrity, service, peace and social justice, and respect for all persons into their lives, communities and workplaces.” It also reflects the traditional Friends’ Peace Testimony and its peacemaking concern for avoiding while working to take away the causes of conflict.

The Peace Studies minor provides an opportunity to study peace and conflict from various disciplinary perspectives, including psychology, biology, history, political science, religion and philosophy, etc. This theoretical background prepares one for practicing peacemaking in an internship setting. The Peace Studies minor complements many majors, adding a dimension emphasizing a peace-oriented life and career.