Peace and Conflict Focus Award

Students who are applying for the Peace and Conflict Focus Award should call 971-722-5152.

PACS I Focus Award Requirements

  1. A minimum of 18 credits, including PS 211 (or equivalent.)
  2. At least one course from each of three course categories (out of the five available course categories.)

PACS II Focus Award Requirements

  1. A minimum of 30 credits; includes PS 211 (or equivalent), at least one credit in cooperative education (PS 280C or equivalent) and a two-credit cooperative education seminar (PS 280B or equivalent.)
  2. At least one course from each of the five course categories, with no more than three of these courses coming from any one subject area discipline, and at least two coming from outside of the social sciences.

PACS III Focus Award Requirements

  1. A minimum of 45 credits, includes PS 211 (or equivalent), at least one credit in cooperative education (PS 280C or equivalent), and a two credit cooperative education seminar (PS 280B or equivalent.)
  2. At least one course from each of the five course categories, with no more than four of these courses coming from any one subject area discipline, and at least three coming from outside of the social sciences.
  3. Inclusion of at least three courses concentrated in at least one course category.
Integrative Courses
PS 211Peace and Conflict4
PS 280BCooperative Education: Community Service & Action Seminar2
PS 280CCooperative Education: Peace and Conflict1-4
Category I: Personal to Societal Peace and Conflict
ATH 103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology4
EC 216Labor Markets: Economics of Gender, Race, and Work4
ENG 261Literature of Science Fiction4
HST 203History of the United States 1914 to present4
PHL 202Ethics4
PS 201U.S. Government4
PSY 216Social Psychology4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
SOC 205Social Change in Societies4
SOC 206Social Problems4
Category II: Race and Gender, and Peace and Conflict
ENG 212Biography and Autobiography4
ENG 222Images of Women in Literature4
ENG 240Introduction to Native American Literatures4
ENG 258African-American Literature4
ENG 260Introduction to Women Writers4
HST 205History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present4
HST 218Native American Indian History4
HST 225History of Women, Sex, and the Family4
HST 276African-American History - III4
SOC 218Sociology of Gender4
Category III: Environmental and Ecological Peace and Conflict
ATH 214Human Environments: Ecological Aspects4
BI 141Habitats: Life of the Forest4
BI 142Habitats: Marine Biology4
BI 143Habitats: Fresh Water Biology4
GEO 105Introduction to Human Geography4
GEO 106World Regional Geography4
GEO 209Physical Geography: Weather and Climate4
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
ESR 172Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives4
ESR 173Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives4
Category IV: Global Peace and Conflict
EC 230Contemporary World Economic Issues: International Economics3
ENG 265International Political Poetry4
GEO 107Geography of Global Issues4
HST 103Western Civilization: Modern Europe4
PS 205Global Politics: Conflict & Cooperation4
PS 220U.S. Foreign Policy4
PS 225Political Ideologies: Idea Systems4
Category V: Communication: Peace and Conflict
COMM 100Introduction to Communication4
COMM 105Listening4
COMM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication4
ENG 197Film Studies: Contemporary Themes and Genres4
MUS 207Introduction to the History of Folk Music3
PHL 191Analysis & Evaluation of Argument4
PHL 197Manufacturing Reality: Critical Thinking and the Media4

Note: Other courses, or even sections of courses, may also be available for PACS Focus award credit. Consult a PACS Program advisor for the most up-to-date information.