Nonviolence and Peace Studies

Students who declare a minor in nonviolence and peace studies should complete a minimum of 18 credits, as follows: 1) NVP 200, a one-credit colloquium course on Nonviolence and Peace Studies; 2) a nonviolence training experience such as one of the two-day workshops offered by URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies (or training offered by the American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation, or similar organization), combined with three credits of directed reading/independent study focused on the history, theory, and application of nonviolence. Credits may be earned in HDF 498, HIS 391, HPR 401 or 402, PHL 499, PSC 455 or 456, PSY 489, SOC 498 or 499, and should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor for the minor and other faculty; 3) a minimum of one of the following three-credit courses in individual/interpersonal peace processes: COM 221, 422; HDF 450; HPR 107, 110; PSY 479Y, 479H; or SOC 408; 4) a minimum of one of the following three-credit courses in societal/global peace processes: AAF/PSC 380; COM 310, 361; ECN 386; HPR 411; PHL 217; SOC 318; and 5) additional related courses totaling a minimum of 18 credits for the minor, such as AAF/SOC 240, 336; AAF/HIS 359, 366; AAF/SOC 428; COM 310, 322, 421, 461; ECN 381; GWS (WMS) 150, 310, 350, and 351; HDF 230; HIS 328, 349; PSY 103, 334, 335; PSY/SOC 430; SOC 216, 230, 274, 330, 331, 370, 413, 420, 452. Students are responsible for meeting applicable prerequisites for courses in the minor, or for obtaining the instructor’s permission to take a course.

Interested students should contact Professor Charles Collyer in the Department of Psychology (401.874.4227 or collyer@uri.edu).