Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / Minor in Peace Studies

The Minor in Peace Studies

The Peace Studies Minor program consists of fifteen (15) credit hours (five courses) of undergraduate study across traditional disciplines. The five courses may be taken in any order, but the introductory course and the choice of one ethics course listed below must be completed before taking the capstone course, PAX 4499: Seminar in Peace Studies. A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • PHIL 3120
    Philosophies of Peace
    3

Select one of the following - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • PHIL 3100
    Ethics
    3
  • BIOL 4486
    Bioethics
    3
  • Any Special Topics (4490) course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator*
  • Any Directed Study (4400) course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator
  • A Study Abroad course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator

Select one of the following - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3307
    Cultural Anthropology
    3
  • GWST 2050
    Global Perspectives on Gender
    3
  • HIST 4442
    History of Religious Tolerance
    3
  • PAX 3780
    Trends in Peace Studies
    3
  • PHIL 2110
    Religions of the World
    3
  • PSYC 3425
    Psychology of Gender
    3
  • SOCI 3314
    Race and Ethnicity
    3
  • SOCI 3334
    Religion and Society
    3
  • Any Special Topics (4490) course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator*
  • Any Directed Study (4400) course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator
  • A Study Abroad course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator

Select one of the following - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • COM 3325
    Intercultural Communication
    3
  • COM 4425
    Gender, Race and Media
    3
  • GEOG 3340
    Cultural Geography
    3
  • PAX 4490
    Special Topics in Peace Studies
    3
  • PAX 4400
    Directed Study in Peace Studies
    3
  • PHIL 3130
    Feminist Philosophy
    3
  • POLS 2270
    Political Ideologies
    3
  • POLS 4431
    Politics of International Terrorism
    3
  • POLS 4436
    Politics of Developing Areas
    3
  • POLS 4454
    Politics of the Middle East
    3
  • POLS 4456
    International Environmental Policy
    3
  • POLS 4470
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    3
  • SOCI 3360
    Sociology of Violence
    3
  • Any Special Topics (4490) course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator*
  • Any Directed Study (4400) course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator
  • A Study Abroad course deemed appropriate by the Peace Studies minor coordinator

Capstone - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • PAX 4499
    Seminar in Peace Studies
    3

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • Nine (9) hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.