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Peace and Justice Studies – Liberal Arts Diploma

Program Details

Length: 2 years

Total Credits: 60

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Castlegar

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Credential Received

Diploma in Liberal Arts Peace and Justice Studies

Overview

Program Summary

Take this program if you have a strong desire to not only understand human conflict, but to help put an end to the world’s needless suffering through viable peace-based methods and practices.

The two-year Peace and Justice Studies diploma emphasizes building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study, conflict analysis and transformation and service learning. Students also have the opportunity to study internationally in PEAC 205: Global Perspective in Peace: An Independent Studies Course. The global landscape is changing as individuals and groups seek new ways to address conflict that adheres to principles of nonviolence and sustainability. In these exciting times, you can strive to be part of the global peace movement that looks at these events in a different light, choosing to see hope and optimism by viewing situations from the perspective of peace and justice.

Emphasizing peace from the interpersonal to the international, this program combines courses in humanities and social sciences and gives you opportunities to engage in various service learning experiences or in self-directed peace studies related academic research.

Themes include: environment, restorative justice, leadership, international development, social justice, human rights, and non-violence.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of an Associate of Arts or Liberal Arts Diploma program, learners will be able to:

  • explain terms, concepts, and theories of the discipline(s).
  • read, write, and communicate effectively and creatively across academic disciplines.
  • ask informed questions to deepen the level of enquiry.
  • use quantitative and qualitative evidence to support claims.
  • research and analyze evidence from scholarly and professional publications.
  • synthesize and summarize literature and data.
  • demonstrate developing critical, creative thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • use current and emerging technology.
  • demonstrate collaborative skills in a multi-cultural environment.
  • conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner in an academic environment.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Selkirk College, applicants to the University Arts and Sciences program must meet the following requirements to be considered fully qualified:

  • Minimum grade of 60% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent. Students who do not meet this requirement must write the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test and achieve a minimum of level 4 to attain equivalency.

Additional Requirements

  • Students whose first language is not English must fulfill the College’s English language proficiency requirement. See Policy 8611: Admissions.
  • Mature students must meet the English 12 requirement.
  • If you are a student who lacks the admission requirements, you may still gain entry to the program by taking a combination of Academic upgrading and university courses in your first year. This may extend the length of your program.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required Courses

ENGL 110English Composition

3.00

PEAC 100Introduction to Peace Studies I

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take three (3) general elective 100-level courses.

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 2

Required Courses

PEAC 101Peace Studies II

3.00

ENGL 111Introduction To Literature

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take three (3) general elective 100-level courses.

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 3

Required Courses

PEAC 201From Water to Chocolate: Environment, Conflict and Justice

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take two (2) general elective 100-level courses and one (1) general elective 200-level course.

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 4

Required Courses

PEAC 202Leadership for Peace: the Individual and Social Transformation

3.00

PEAC 203Introduction to Transformative Justice: Theory and Practice

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take two (2) general elective 100-level courses and two (2) general elective 200-level course.

See the UAS table of available courses.