Peace in the Classroom


When Notre Dame peace studies students begin the fall semester in August, they'll be enrolled in some of the more than 40 peace-related classes in disciplines ranging from anthropology to economics to political science. 

Classes for undergraduate and graduate students include foundational courses such as Introduction to Peace Studies and new elective courses such as Psychology of Prejudice and Conflict and Peacebuilding and Public Policy.

Courses are taught by Kroc Institute faculty and fellows.

A selection of classes offered to peace studies students this fall:  

  • Anthropology of War and Peace
  • Christianity & World Religions
  • Contemporary Conflict and Peace Processes
  • Ecology, Ethics and Economics
  • Economics of War and Peace
  • Gender and Peace Studies
  • Genocide in the Modern World
  • Globalization, Democracy, and Development in the Middle East
  • International Migration & Human Rights
  • International Relations in East Asia
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Microventuring
  • Modern Middle East
  • Nonviolent Social Change
  • Peacebuilding and Public Policy
  • Psychology of Prejudice and Conflict
  • Religion, Myth and Magic
  • Structural Violence
  • War, Peace and Conscience
  • World Christianity 

Notre Dame’s academic year begins on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.

Contact: Renée LaReau,, (574) 631-5098