Peace Studies

Peace Studies

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Major Introduction

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Mission Statement

Peace Studies aims to educate the next generation of peacemakers who can respect the law and devote themselves to peace and the democratic progress of a global community based on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Learning Goals

  1. Students will study the influence of societal structuring and the historical roots of war, conflict, poverty and human rights suppression in order to seek the means for a peaceful resolution to the interrelated issues.
  2. Students will examine peace issues utilizing an interdisciplinary approach covering areas such as philosophy, religion, law, politics, economics, social sciences, anthropology, education, psychology and international relations in order to develop practical skills.
  3. Students will cultivate skills to integrate their theoretical studies with practical experiences in the field and at peace-related institutions.

Specific Courses

  1. In General Education courses, students will deepen their understanding of how their studies connect with the real world, before they begin their studies in this major.
  2. In Foundation courses, students will acquire basic knowledge relating to peace studies. Courses such as "Peace Studies" and "International Politics" will be offered.
  3. In Area Major courses, students will deepen their understanding of various fields relating to peace studies including law, public policy, politics, international relations, philosophy, religion, media, communication, culture, education, psychology, social studies and anthropology. Students are also encouraged to actively participate in Istudy abroad programs, domestic and international study tours, and service learning courses.
  4. For the senior thesis, students are expected to examine peace issues using an interdisciplinary approach under the supervision of their academic advisor.