Academic Catalogs

Peace Studies (PEAC)

PEAC G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Peace Studies Intro  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course offers an in-depth examination of the internal and external components of peace and conflict, and how each affects individuals, as well as groups, nations, and the environment. A review of changes achieved historically through various philosophies and lifestyles. Through the study of the forces that influence human relations, students analyze how the world can be changed. Exercise, simulated conflict situations, role play, and examples from community partners are used to provide students opportunities to broaden their perspectives and develop self awareness. This class is designed as a service learning course. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PEAC G100

    PEAC G1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Nonviolence and Conflict Resoulution  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This course explores both the theory and the use of nonviolence as a means for waging and resolving conflict. The course explores Nonviolence Theory as it applies to issues of social change, alternative defense, and personal transformation. Writings from political, sociological, feminist, religious, and philosophical perspectives will be examined. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the use of nonviolent tactics and strategies, and to increase students' understanding of how and when nonviolence has been used to resolve conflict. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PEAC G110

      PEAC G1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Social Justice and Peacebuilding  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This introductory course presents an inter-disciplinary study of race and ethnicity through the lens of peacebuilding. This course examines social justice movements as they relate to socioeconomic equity, food equity, environmental justice, metropolitan gentrification, the criminal justice system, and civil rights. Students will explore strategies to help contribute to social justice movements from local to global levels. This course includes a service learning component. Graded.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PEAC G150

        PEAC G2303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Leadership & Peacebuilding  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        This course teaches leadership concepts and skills, including psychological processes, conflict resolution and human development skills. It will help students become aware of their own leadership style and develop themselves to be innovators in their own life and the world at large. Psychological, physical and mental health aspects will be stressed. This course contains a required service learning component. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PEAC G230