The University of Maine Peace Studies Program focuses on education for peace, justice, human rights, nonviolence, tolerance, global understanding, interdependence and mutuality, and environmental responsibility. Through its academic studies and various educational, research, and outreach programs, Peace Studies infuses concerns for peace and the practice of transformative conflict resolution into the University of Maine campus and community. The Peace Studies Program joins with the people of Maine in creating cultures of peace in our state, nation and world. dll.umaine.edu/peace/.
Conflict Management at the University of Maine (CMUM)
Peace Studies sponsors CMUM, which provides conflict management services to students and other members of the campus community. Peace Studies offers PAX 451 - Mediation: Its Premises, Practices, and Policies, a 3 credit course which trains students in basic mediation skills and prepares students for the opportunity to mediate with the Conflict Management Program. Additionally, students who want further training in mediation can take PAX 452 - Advanced Study in Transformative Mediation. For more information about CMUM, call (207) 581-2639.
Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Curriculum
The Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Curriculum requires a minimum of 18 credits of study: 12 credits of required PAX courses and 6 credits of electives. Required courses include PAX 201, Introduction to Peace Studies (which satisfies the general education requirement in the Human Values and Social Context category, both in Social Contexts and Institutions, and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives), PAX 410 - Theories in Peace Studies and two PAX courses chosen from PAX offerings each semester. Also available is Special Projects in Peace Studies (PAX 498, section 001, for 1-6 credits), which offers advanced individual study, research, and written projects in Peace Studies and related areas. This course is conducted under the guidance of a faculty member associated with the Peace Studies Program. Students who wish to enroll in the Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Curriculum should visit the Peace Studies office, 205 East Annex, (207) 581-2609, for assistance or further information. Enrollment is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Maine and there are no admissions requirements beyond those of the college a student is entering.