Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Peace & Conflict (Minor)

The interdisciplinary Peace & Conflict Studies minor is designed to explore the nature and dynamics of conflicts, violence, and social injustice; and critically examine conditions that foster social justice and peacebuilding. Drawing from the arts, humanities, sciences, law, education and business, students will study violence and conflict (interper¬sonal, intergroup, and interstate), social justice, human rights, ecological integrity, gender inequity, urbanization, and peace from multiple perspectives. Through a structured interdisciplinary program this minor will prepare students for graduate study and a wide variety of careers in policy analysis, government, non-governmental organizations, journalism, teaching, law and business.

Please note:

  • All students must take Introduction to Violence, Conflict & Peace Studies. Those who have taken this course as an elective will have to add another elective to their coursework.
  • Students who have signed up for a minor in IR, will not have a choice, i.e., they will have to take the 6 remaining papers.
Course Code Semester Course Title Cont. Assess FInal Eval Credits Marks
  SEM III (Paper 1 ) Introduction to Violence, Conflict & Peace Studies 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM IV (Paper 2) Sociology of Inequality
OR
Conflict Diplomacy and War
OR
International Law and the UN
80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM V (Paper 3) Shifting Homelands: Ideology, Migration and Conflict 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VI (Paper 4)

Politics of Social Justice

80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VII (Paper 5) Political Philosophy 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VIII (Paper 6) Gender and Law 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  Sem VII/VIII
(Paper 7)
Independent Study 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
    Total 800 / 600 200 / 400 40 1000