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Intercultural Peacebuilding (IPB)


121. Intercultural Peacebuilding (3) (F, W, S) An interdisciplinary look at how to build peaceful families, communities, organizations and nations. Special emphasis will be placed on intercultural conflict.

221. Establishing Peace (3) (F, W, S) Examines the foundations of President David O. McKay's prophecy on establishing peace internationally. Explores the role that Laie, BYU-Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the host Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultures play in influencing peace in the world. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

352. Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3) (F) Examines the role of culture and identity in group conflict dynamics. Focuses on group formation processes, group conflict escalation processes, group problem solving challenges and group leadership strategies. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

380. Culture and Conflict Transformation (3) (W) Explores theories and issues of conflict transformation and reconciliation within and between diverse cultural systems. Particular attention is given to various cultural methods of conflict transformation. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

383. Peace Linguistics (3) (W) An examination of the languages of peace and of conflict, from an applied linguistics perspective, analyzing and creating written and spoken texts, to identify recurring patterns and themes. (Same as LING 383). (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

390R. Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3) (F, W, S) Topics could include Family Peacebuilding, Personal Conflict, NGOs and Peacebuilding, Pacific Island Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

399R. Internship in Intercultural Peacebuilding (1-12) (F, W, S) Students may receive credit for applied experience in Intercultural Peacebuilding. Prior approval must be obtained and a program coordinated by a faculty member and the on-site supervisor. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

400. Cultural Mediation (3) (F, W, S) Skills in conflict transformation and reconciliation as a third party mediator. Particular attention is given to multi-cultural techniques and disputes. (Prerequisite IPB 121)

425. Cultural Facilitation (3) (F) Skills in conflict transformation and reconciliation as a third party large group facilitator. Leadership skills and reconciliation processes are also explored. (Prerequisite IPB 121)

480. Conflict Transformation (3) (F, W) IPB capstone class. Students lead either a peacebuilding field project or research project. Explores theories of sustainable project creation, advanced change theory, project leadership and facilitation and monitoring and evaluation models. (Prerequisites: ENTR 380 or IPB 400 or IPB 425)

496R. Student Research (1-3) (F, W, S) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted student research and development associateship. Required for all associates.