Peace Studies is a rapidly developing area of academic study which, from a variety of disciplines, examines:
- the causes and consequences of war and social conflict
- the relationship between peace, social justice, and ecological sustainability
- the requirements for peace and strategies for conflict resolution/conflict transformation
- the ethical implications of violence and nonviolence
Xavier's Peace Studies Minor is a fifteen hour interdisciplinary program compatible with any undergraduate major. Peace Studies draws on a wide range of academic subjects including international affairs, history, political science, economics, theology, philosophy, literature, psychology, gender and diversity studies, the natural sciences, and others.