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PEACE STUDIES G100 - 3 Units
Peace Studies, Introduction

This course offers an in-depth examination of the internal and external components of peace and conflict, and how each affects individuals, as well as groups, nations, and the environment. A review of changes achieved historically through various philosophies and lifestyles. Through the study of the forces that influence human relations, students analyze how the world can be changed.

Exercise, simulated conflict situations, role play, and examples from community partners are used to provide students opportunities to broaden their perspectives and develop self awareness. This class is designed as a service learning course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PEACE STUDIES G110 - 3 Units
Nonviolence and Confilct Resolution

This course explores both the theory and the use of nonviolence as a means for waging and resolving conflict. The course explores Nonviolence Theory as it applies to issues of social change, alternative defense, and personal transformation. Writings from political, sociological, feminist, religious, and philosophical perspectives will be examined. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the use of nonviolent tactics and strategies, and to increase students’ understanding of how and when nonviolence has been used to resolve conflict. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PEACE STUDIES G225 - 3 Units
Negotiation and Mediation

(Same as: Communication Studies G225)
Advisories: Communication Studies G100
This course presents theories and skills to address and settle conflict situations by utilizing the negotiation and mediation processes. The student will learn how to assess conflict situations and determine the appropriateness of negotiation and mediation. Students will learn theories and skills through lecture, role playing, dialogue and in-class simulations. Students will also examine different contexts for negotiation and mediation including family, school, community and business situations. Videos and student presentations of negotiation and conflict resolution topics complement the lectures, simulations and role playing. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

PEACE STUDIES G230 - 3 Units
Leadership & Peacebuilding
This course teaches leadership concepts and skills, including psychological processes, conflict resolution and human development skills. It will help students become aware of their own leadership style and develop themselves to be innovators in their own life and the world at large. Psychological, physical and mental health aspects will be stressed. This course contains a required service learning component. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.