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Conflict Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization)

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Foundational Courses (24 credits)

Compulsory Courses: 21 credits

  • HTP1101 Trends in Western Thought
  • HTP1102 Artistic and Literary Imagination: Expressions of the Human Experience
  • HTP1103 People, Politics and the Planet
  • HTP1104 Faith, Justice and the Common Good
  • ISC2309 English Composition
  • ISC2314 Public Speaking
  • PHI2181 Human Knowledge

Optional Courses: 3 credits from

  • MIS2103 World Religions
  • THO1306 Exploring the Sacred
  • THO1307 Understanding the Bible

Discipline Specific Courses (60 credits)

Compulsory Course: 42 credits

  • ECS2103 Negotiation
  • ECS2104 Mediation
  • ECS2111 Research Methods in Conflict Studies I
  • ECS2112 Research Methods in Conflict Studies II
  • ECS2191 Introduction to Conflict Studies
  • ECS2192 Inequality, Conflict and Social Justice
  • ECS3101 Introduction to Technical and Legal Aspects of Conflict Resolution
  • ECS3125 Peaceful Resolution of Violent Conflict
  • ECS3140 Gender Relations and Conflict
  • ECS4101 Causes of Conflict I: Biological and Psychological Approaches
  • ECS4102 Causes of Conflict II: Sociological and Rationalist Approaches
  • POL1101 Introduction to Political Science (UO)
  • PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology: Foundations (UO) or IPA 1121 Human Behavior and Spirituality: Theoretical Foundations
  • PSY1102 Introduction to Psychology: Applications (UO) or IPA 1122 Human Behavior and Spirituality: Empirical Observations

Optional Courses: 18 credits

3 credits from:

  • PHI2111 History of Ethics
  • THO2315 Ethics and the Human Person

3 credits from:

  • POL2101 Introduction to Canadian Politics (UO)
  • POL2103 Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics (UO)

3 credits from:

  • ECS2123 Dialogue
  • ECS2124 Local and Community Responses to Conflict
  • ECS2126 Indigenous Peoples and Conflict
  • ECS2928 Language and Conflict in Canada / Conflits linguistiques au Canada

9 credits from:

  • ECS3110 Credited Internship
  • ECS3123 Psychological Impacts of Conflicts
  • ECS3124 Conflict in Organizations
  • ECS3126 Discrimination and Conflict
  • ECS3130 Special Topics in Conflict Studies
  • ECS4130 Advanced Topics in Conflict Studies
  • ECH3310 Human Rights and Conflict Studies: Compared perspectives (UO)
  • ECH3320 War and Security: Historical Perspectives (UO)
  • ECH3340 Social Inequalities, International Agreements and Social Movements (UO)
  • ECH4320 Conflict Resolution and Peace Building (UO)

Elective Courses (36 credits)


  • Students choose 36 credits or complete a minor and 6 credits to complete their bachelor program.
  • 12 credits must be of 3000 or 4000 level.