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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate: Peace and Reconciliation Studies

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Minimum number of credits required to earn certificate: 18

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to earn certificate: None

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward certificate: A “C” or better in all PAX courses

Other GPA requirements to earn certificate: 2.0 minimum for courses taken in the certificate

Contact Information:  Sid Mitchell, 224 Merrill Hall, 581-3435,

Peace and Reconciliation Studies is defined as the interdisciplinary examination of the conditions that make for peace, with a special emphasis on reconciliation (forgiveness) as a vital factor in the realization of peace. It also investigates the obstacles to the realization of these conditions, drawing on theories and methods from diverse cultures and traditions to focus on what makes for the development of a just and peaceful world order.  Peace and Reconciliation Studies relates scholarship to praxis and challenges those who engage in it to develop new ways of thinking and acting in the world.


Peace and Reconciliation Studies offers an 18-credit interdisciplinary curriculum with the following requirements. Any course with a PAX designator that is offered at any UMS site, is also part of the Peace and Reconciliation Studies Curriculum. If there is a course outside of Peace and Reconciliation Studies that you feel has value and relevance to the concentration, and you wish to take it as part of your program, please contact the Peace and Reconciliation Studies Office at (207)581-2609.


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