Program Director: Peter Smith, Ph.D.
Conflict within and between people, groups and nations well describes the human situation. Peacemaking describes a bias toward exploring peaceful means of resolving conflict. Thus, this minor is intended to help students understand the nature of human conflict and move toward becoming informed and active peacemakers in interpersonal, intergroup and international relationships.
The minor in peacemaking and conflict studies is designed to complement study in another major. While all can benefit from this study, it is especially relevant for students preparing for careers that involve working intensely with people, such as business, church and para-church ministries, counseling, education, public service and social work.
The minor consists of four courses designed to provide an integrated understanding of conflict and peacemaking based on biblical teaching, historical insights and contemporary understanding and practices, and two electives.
Main Campus Fresno