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War-Peace Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in War-Peace Studies examines the causes and dynamics of intra- and international wars and efforts to prevent and settle such conflicts.

Students in the minor are encouraged to participate in the educational activities of the Davis Program of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC).

The minor is sponsored by the International Relations Program.

Requirements: 

Restriction: No more than two courses from a single department may be offered in satisfaction of the minor requirements.  

19-20 units

    Choose one or two from each of the following areas (19-20 units)

    • Approaches:
      • ANT 123AN Resistance, Rebellion, and Popular Movements (4 units)
      • ANT 126B Women and Development (4 units)
      • COM 157 War and Peace in Literature (4 units)
      • PHI 115 Problems in Normative Ethics (4 units)
      • PHI 118 Political Philosophy (4 units)
      • POL 121 Scientific Study of War (4 units)
      • POL 123 The Politics of Interdependence (4 units)
      • POL 124 The Politics of Global Inequality (4 units)
      • POL 132 National Security Policy (4 units)
      • POL 176 Racial Politics (4 units)
      • SOC 157 Social Conflict (4 units)
      • WMS 102 Gender and Post Colonialism (4 units)
    • Northern and Western Regions:
      • HIS 134A The Age of Revolution (4 units)
      • HIS 138C Russian History: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1917 to the Present (4 units)
      • HIS 142A History of the Holocaust (4 units)
      • HIS 143 History of Eastern Europe and the Balkans (4 units)
      • HIS 144A History of Germany, 1450 to 1789 (4 units)
      • HIS 144B History of Germany since 1789 (4 units)
      • HIS 145 War and Revolution in Europe 1789-1918 (4 units)
      • HIS 170B The American Revolution (4 units)
      • HIS 171B Civil War Era (4 units)
      • HIS 174B War, Prosperity, and Depression: United States, 1917-1945 (4 units)
      • NAS 130B Native American Ethno-Historical Development (4 units)
      • POL 130 Recent U.S. Foreign Policy (4 units)
      • POL 131 Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy (4 units)
    • Southern and Eastern Regions
      • ANT 142 Peoples of the Middle East (4 units)
      • ANT 143A Ethnology of Southeast Asia (4 units)
      • ANT 144 Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (4 units)
      • HIS 165 Latin American Social Revolutions (4 units)
      • HIS 191F History of the People's Republic of China (4 units)
      • HIS 194C Modern Japan (4 units)
      • NAS 120 Ethnopolitics of South American Indians (4 units)
      • POL 142A Comparative Development: Political Development in Modernizing Societies (4 units)

    Total = 19-20 units

    Minor Advisor

    Katy Pattison
    poladvising@ucdavis.edu
    (530) 754-8098

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