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Peace and Global Studies

About the Program

Peace and Global Studies is an integrated, multidisciplinary program offering students an opportunity to understand the root causes of human violence and peace. Peace and Global Studies examines social, political, religious, environmental ideologies and personal barriers that prevents peace. It offers skill sets for analyzing structural violence, cultivating non-violent communication, and developing peacemaking and peacebuilding strategies with others. Students acquire personal practices for building peace.

Peace and Global Studies strengthens any major working within human systems: business, nursing, law enforcement, social and cultural sciences, social justice, international relations, and education. This Certificate offers the opportunity to build skill sets to effectively promote inclusion, understanding, and to build peaceful connections inter-personally to international relations.

This Certificate will serve as a valuable adjunct to careers in: Psychological Counseling (School Psychology), International Relations, Political Science, Human Services (Health and Environmental Services), Domestic Emergency Services (Police, Fire, and Medical), NGO's, Human Rights Organizations, Business, Administration, and Education. Currently international corporations are seeking specialists with global knowledge and skill sets in conflict resolution and prevention through peacemaking and peace building.

Gainful Emplyment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies

Program Requirements

Program Code: 18794.00CA

Type: Local

General Education: None

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Define the many forms of violence that exist from with in one's mind to all levels of social construction.

  • Interrelate direct violence to deeper structural issues.

  • Recognize and articulate how core values, worldviews, and communication patterns shape cultural and individual identities.

  • Identify and describe barriers to effective intercultural communication such as stereotyping, prejudice, and ethnocentrism.

  • Evaluate the common problems that plague human societies and discuss remedies that would create more just and equitable societies on a global scale.

  • Analyze and discuss the promotion of ethical living by enhancing personal integrity in daily life.

  • Explain what it means to be a conscious, proactive global citizen.

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Required courses:
28 - 29 Units
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Linda Johnson, Chair
(530) 895-2890

Department Office: LRC 304
(530) 895-2471

Counseling and Advising:
(530) 895-2378

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