students while holding signs of protest while standing in a line along a busy street
Members of the Oberlin community protest Karl Rove's visit. The Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series presented Karl Rove discussing the 2010 elections. Rove served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007 and White House deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. Photo credit: John Seyfried
Program Overview

Peace and Conflict Studies

Program Type: Integrative Concentration

Peace and Conflict Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration open to students in any major. Here, you will study not only the factors that lead to human conflict and aggression but also examine levels of conflict, both individual and group, and explore the potential links between issues of social and environmental justice and violent conflict.

Why Study Peace and Conflict Studies at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
Variety of Courses
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 118 - Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 4 credits
  • ENVS 101 - Environment and Society 4 credits
  • SOCI 222 - Social Psychology: A Sociological Approach 4 credits
  • PSYC 430 - Seminar in Social Conflict 4 credits

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