Criteria for Cross-Listing Courses

Here are the guidelines for cross-listing.  The courses should do one or more of the following:

  1. Acquaint students with the scholarly analysis of the varieties of definitions of peace (e.g., internal, external, positive and negative peace).
  2. Promote an understanding of the personal and social constructions (or dimensions) of peace, peace-making and reconciliation in society.
  3. Help students become aware of the impact of peace in their own lives and in society.
  4. Enable students to analyze peace and peace relationships through the use of differing theories and methodologies.
  5. Encourage reassessment of the historical and contemporary roles that peacemaking and/or nonviolent action plays in the social-political distribution of power.
  6. Encourage students to understand the centrality of peace in our individual and collective lives as well as its multiple layers of meaning that cross disciplinary boundaries.
  7. Foster a classroom climate that encourages student participation and helps students to develop the tools with which to connect the content of the course to their own lives.
  8. Even courses that do not address peace, peacemaking, or nonviolence specifically may be cross-listed if they do still address closely-related concepts such as conflict, justice, resource allocation, power, human nature, or violence, in ways that students acquainted with peace studies can meaningfully integrate into their continued study of peace and nonviolence.