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The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) focus engages students in various topics through the lens of human rights, social justice, conflict studies and peace processes. Issues related to these pillars are explored on the interpersonal, local, national, and international levels. Students should always consult with an academic or Interdisciplinary Studies faculty advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university.
Through these various lenses, the overall focus of the degree program is to explore strategic, non-violent ways to create equitable arrangements of power and resources in the interests of peaceful coexistence. PACS students gain professional experience through PSYC 2389: Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Internship, the required internship course, which combines the seminar format with hands-on application of these principles in practice.
Link to the ACC Catalog for a list of course descriptions
Peace & Conflict Studies Careers
Students with the Peace & Conflict Studies academic background will be better qualified for entry into a wide range of professional career tracks, including careers in the military, diplomacy, law and law enforcement, teaching, counseling, working in faith communities, public health, and working for non-profit agencies.
Skills Employers Value
For example, a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reveals
look for candidates
who demonstrate a capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, & solve problems
say it is important
that those they hire demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity and intercultural skills
agree that all college students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts & sciences
African and African Diaspora Studies Program also encourages direct involvement with the community through a variety of service-learning opportunities. Service-learning enables students and faculty to put the principles of globalization into practice through active involvement with local groups in need of assistance.
Explore countries and cultures around the globe through ACC faculty-led study abroad programs. African and African Diaspora Studies connect participants with other campus opportunities such as Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs. These programs provide invaluable experiences that expand student exposure and understanding of other cultural contexts.
Stay on track for your degree program
Liberal Arts (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences) Area of Study Advisors will help you select your classes, stay on track for your degree program, and make decisions about your educational and career goals. Email or call ahead to schedule an appointment. To maximize academic advising:
Review your degree progress before each registration period
Prepare to meet with your advisor throughout the semester to make sure you stay on track!
Explore Liberal Arts areas of study and programs, as well as transfer and career options.
Additional ACC Student Resources
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