Cody Donahue

 

"Since graduating from OSU in 2005, I have consistently made use of the skills and knowledge I developed by participating in the OSU Peace Studies Program to advance my work in the field of international sustainable development. From my roles at NGOs in Africa to my current work with UNICEF headquarters in New York, I have relied on peace studies competencies such as critical analysis of development and social issues from a holistic and systems-based perspective."

- Cody Donahue, OSU Graduate 2005
Peace Studies Certificate

 

 


The undergraduate certificate in Peace Studies offers OSU students a multi-disciplinary, integrated program focused on strategies for peace. The certificate incorporates courses from a wide variety of disciplines, including: history, philosophy, peace studies, religious studies, anthropology, communication, ethnic studies, queer studies, women, gender, and sexuality studies, sociology, environmental arts and humanities, political science, economics, and geography.

To earn a certificate, students must already be admitted to a school or college of Oregon State University, and have satisfied, or be in the process of satisfying, the following:

1. General Oregon State University requirements.
2. Specific school or college requirements.
3. Department major requirements.

For questions about the Peace Studies Certificate, please contact Professor Joseph Orosco at: joseph.orosco@oregonstate.edu

To earn the Peace Studies certificate, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 27 credits consisting of
    • 11 credits from the core credit options and
    • 16 credits of elective courses. 

PAX Core Requirements (11)

Required:
PAX 201/REL 201. Study of Peace and the Causes of Conflict (3)
PAX 301. *Peace Strategies (4)

Core electives:
HST 317. *Why War? A Historical Perspective (4)
HST 319. *History of Human Rights in the Modern World (4)
PHL 344/REL 344. *Pacifism, Just War, and Terrorism (4)

PAX Electives (16)

ANTH 373. Approaches to Social Justice (3)
ANTH 380. *Cultures in Conflict (3)
ANTH 420. World Cultures Topics (4)
ANTH 471. Cash, Class, and Culture: Hunter Gatherers to Capitalism (4)
ANTH 482. *Anthropology of International Development (4)
ANTH 484. *Wealth and Poverty (3)

COMM 326. Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 368. Propaganda and Social Control (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)
COMM 444. Third Parties in Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration (3)
COMM 446. *Communication in International Conflict and Disputes (3)
COMM 462. Rhetoric of Revolutionaries and Reactionaries: 1900-present (3)

EAH 411. *Perspectives in Environmental Arts and Humanities (4)
EAH 412. *Environmental Science in Context (4)

ECON 383. *Economics of Discrimination (4)
ECON 440. Economics of Globalization (4)
ECON 455. Economic Development (4)
ECON 491. Economics of Inequality (4)

ES 270. Making Alliances and Solidarities (4)
ES 311. Narratives of Latino Migrations (3)
ES 373. Approaches to Social Justice (3)
ES 375. *Arts and Social Justice (4)
ES 448. Native American Philosophies (4)
ES 451. Theories of Race and Ethnicity (4)
ES 477. Queer/Trans People of Color Arts and Activism (4)

GEOG 331. *Population, Consumption, and Environment (3)
GEOG 431. Global Resources and Development (3) 

HST 351. *Modern Latin America (4)
HST 368. *Lesbian and Gay Movements in Modern America (4)
HST 382. *History of Africa (4)
HST 385. *The Arab-Israeli Conflict (4)
HST 388. *Islamic Civilization (4)
HST 392. *Modern China and Japan (4)
HST 452. Modern Mexico (4)
HST 465. American Diplomatic History (4)
HST 466. Religion and U.S. Foreign Relations (4)
HST 485. *Politics and Religion in the Modern Middle East (4)
HST 495. China in the 20th Century (4)

PAX 402. Independent Study (1-16)
PAX 405. Reading and Conference (1-16)
PAX 407. Seminar (1-16)
PAX 410. Internship (1-16)
PAX 415. Topics in Peace Studies (1-16)

PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
PHL 206. *Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (4)
PHL 207. *Political Philosophy (4)
PHL 208. Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (4)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PHL 315. *Gandhi and Nonviolence (4)
PHL 316. Intellectual Issues of Mexico and Mexican Americans (4)
PHL 342. Contemporary Ethics (4)
PHL 345. *First Freedom: Religious Liberty and Intolerance (4)
PHL 371. *Philosophies of China (4)
PHL 390. Moral Theories (3)
PHL 411. Great Figures in Philosophy (4)
PHL 417. Feminist Philosophies (3)
PHL 431. Buddhism, Nonviolence, and Social Justice (4)
PHL 432. *Yoga and Tantric Traditions (4)
PHL 434. *Spirituality and Ecology: Green Yoga (4)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PHL 448. Native American Philosophies (4) 

PS 205. *Introduction to International Relations (4)
PS 341. *European and EU Politics (4)
PS 343. *Russian Politics (4)
PS 344. *Latin American Politics (4)
PS 345. *Politics of Developing Nations (4)
PS 346: *Middle East Politics (4)
PS 348: *Chines Politics (4)
PS 351: American Foreign Policy (4)
PS 354: International Law and Organizations (4)
PS 375: *The Civil Rights Movement and Policies (4)

QS 362: *Serving LGBTQ+ Communities (3)
QS 364: *Transgender Politics (3)
QS 375: *Arts and social Justice (4)
QS 473: Transgender Lives (4)
QS 477: Queer/Trans People of Color Arts and Activism (4)

REL 206: *Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (4)
REL 208: Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (4)
REL 315: *Gandhi and Nonviolence (4)
REL 316: Intellectual Issues of Mexico and Mexican Americans (4)
REL 345: *First Freedom: Religious Liberty and Intolerance (4)
REL 371: *Philosophies of China (4)
REL 411: Great Figures in Philosophy (4)
REL 431: Buddhism, Nonviolence, and Social Justice (4)
REL 432: *Yoga and Tantric Traditions (4)
REL 434: *Spirituality and Ecology: Green Yoga (4)
REL 443: *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
REL 448: Native American Philosophies (4)
REL 466: Religion and U.S. Foreign Relations (4)
REL 485: *Politics and Religion in the Modern Middle East (4)

SOC 426: *Social Inequality (4)
SOC 437: *Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 460: Sociology of Globalization (4)
SOC 466: International Development: Gender Issues (4)

WGSS 270: *Resisting Gender Violence (3)*
WGSS 319: *Feminist Decolonizing Methodologies: Social Justice Research (3)
WGSS 324: *Feminist Activisms (4)
WGSS 362: *Serving LGBTQ+ Communities (3)
WGSS 364: *Transgender Politics (3)
WGSS 373: Approaches to Social Justice (3)
WGSS 375: *Arts and Social Justice (4)
WGSS 414: *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)
WGSS 440: *Women and Natural Resources (3)
WGSS 473: Transgender Lives (4)
WGSS 477: Queer/Trans People of Color Arts and Activism (4)
WGSS 480: *Gender and Transnational Activisms (3)

WLC 373: Approaches to Social Justice (3)

* - Baccalaureate Core course

For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Orosco, Acting Director at joseph.orosco@oregonstate.edu