Thirty-six credit hours (11 courses) are required for the major, including:
- PCE 110 - Introduction to Peace Studies (4)
- PCE 124 - Being Human (4) or
- PCE 148 - Nonviolence (4)
- PCE 205 - Maintaining the Status Quo: Power and Privilege in the United States (4)
- PCE 210 - Research Methods for Peace and Justice (4)
- PCE 380 - Senior Symposium (4)
- Two 300-level courses
- One semester of study abroad in a Goucher College study-abroad program. Includes coursework of up to 8 credits and a community-based course, independent study or international internship of up to 4 credits.
*Writing proficiency in the major is fulfilled in PCE 205.
*Two additional semesters of language, beyond the college requirement. Requirement may be met by continuing in the language in which college proficiency was acquired, taking another language for two more semesters, or taking two languages for a semester each. Facility with languages is stressed over fluency, which students with five semesters of the same language rarely achieve.
Click here to download the peace studies major advising worksheet.
Recommended areas of elected study:
- World/regional history
- Political economy
- International development
- Contemporary sociology
- Political anthropology
- Public policy
- International organization
- Environmental policy
- Geographies of conflict
- Comparative literature
- Feminist theory
Peace Studies Checklist
Review the Peace Studies Checklist (PDF) with your academic advisor to ensure that you are taking the necessary courses and credits to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or visit the Academic Advising website for more information.