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Academic Program - Interdisciplinary Curriculum Minor

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Peace and Reconciliation Studies offers an 18 credit Interdisciplinary Curriculum (similar to a minor) with the following requirements.

1. Required Courses (12 credits):

PAX 201: Introduction to Peace Studies (Available live at U.Maine, online or live at the Hutchinson Center)
PAX 410: Theories in Peace Studies

2. Two other PAX courses from the following list:

  • PAX 250: Peace & Pop Culture
  • PAX 260: Peace Patriots
  • PAX 350: Buddhism, Peace & Contemplative Traditions
  • PAX 351: This Sacred Earth; Ecology and Spirituality
  • PAX 360: Conflict Resolution: A Relational Approach to Working Through Conflict
  • PAX 370: Building Sustainable Communities
  • PAX 398: Topics in Peace Studies (varies each semester)
  • PAX 400: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Promise of Social Renewal
  • PAX 401: Women Social Activists: Warriors for Peace and Justice
  • PAX 451: Mediation: Premises, Practices & Policy
  • PAX 452: Advanced Study in Transformative Mediation
  • PAX 491: Forgiveness: Creating a Culture of Peace & Reconciliation
  • PAX 495: Advanced Topics in Peace Studies (varies each semester)
  • PAX 498: Special Projects in Peace Studies (independent study)

Elective Courses (6 Credits):
In conversation with a Peace and Reconciliation Studies advisor, select two additional university courses to complete the 18-credit Interdisciplinary Curriculum, including additional PAX courses.

Enrollment:
Students who wish to enroll in the Peace and Reconciliation Studies Interdisciplinary Curriculum should contact the Coordinator at the Peace and Reconciliation Studies office, 202 East Annex, email: Peace.Studies@umit.maine.edu or call 207-581-2609, for further information or assistance. Enrollment is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Maine and there are no admissions requirements beyond those of the college a student is entering.

Specialized Information
The following PAX courses satisfy certain General Education requirements:

  • PAX 201: Social Contexts & Institutions and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 250: Artistic & Creative, Social Contexts & Institutions, & Writing Intensive
  • PAX 350: Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 351: Ethics
  • PAX 360: Social Contexts & Institutions
  • PAX 370: Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 491: Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives and Ethics
 


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Peace & Reconciliation Studies
5725 East Annex, Rm 202
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-2609 | Fax: (207)581-2640
E-mail: peace.studies@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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