Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

PCON 111   Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
Credits1
RestrictionsNo 2024 2023
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of peace and conflict, as well as to the peace and conflict studies major. Focuses on attempts to study and explain the evolution of warfare and the dynamics of peace from the early Modern period to today's most imminent and controversial security issues. Students explore the relationships between global and historical patterns of mass violence, the theoretical paradigms that attempt to account for these patterns, and the various disciplinary and methodological approaches used to explore war and peace at all levels of analysis.