Peace and Reconciliation Minor

Peace and Reconciliation Studies offers an 18-credit interdisciplinary minor with the following requirements:

1. Required Courses (9 credits):

  • PAX 201: Introduction to Peace & Reconciliation Studies
  • PAX 290 : Nonviolence: Perceptions and Perspectives
  • PAX 410: Theories in Peace & Reconciliation Studies

2. Elective Courses — 3 additional PAX courses from the following list (9 credits):

  • PAX 250: Peace & Pop Culture
  • PAX 260: Realistic Pacifism
  • 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 380: Ecovillages & Ecocities:  Models of Global Restoration
  • PAX 398: Topics in Peace Studies (varies each semester)
  • PAX 400: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Beloved Community
  • PAX 401:  Women Activists: Warriors for Peace and Justice
  • PAX 451:  Mediation: Premises, Practices & Policy
  • PAX 452:  Advanced Study in Transformative Mediation
  • PAX 470:  Sustainable Communication:  The Theory & Practice of Nonviolent Communication
  • 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)

Enrollment:
Students who wish to enroll in the Peace and Reconciliation Studies Interdisciplinary Minor should contact director Sid Mitchell (sid.mitchell@maine.edu) 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, and Writing Intensive
  • PAX 260:  Social Contexts & Institutions and Writing Intensive
  • PAX 290:  Ethics and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 350:  Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 351:   Ethics
  • PAX 360:  Social Contexts & Institutions
  • PAX 370:  Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 380:  Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives and Population & the Environment
  • PAX 400:  Social Contexts & Institutions and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 401:  Social Contexts & Institutions and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives
  • PAX 491:  Ethics and Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives