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Intercultural Peacebuilding (BA)

Hours - 39 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2018
Last Revised 6/26/2020

Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
IPB 121 Intercultural Peacebuilding F, W, S 3.0
IPB 221 Establishing Peace F, W, S 3.0
IPB 480 Conflict Transformation F, W 3.0


Research Methods — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills F, S 3.0


Field Work — 6 Credits

Choose Two

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
IPB 399R* Internship in Intercultural Peacebuilding F, W, S 3.0
IPB 400 Cultural Mediation F, W 3.0
IPB 411 NGO and Conflict Transformation Practicum W 3.0
IPB 425 Cultural Facilitation S 3.0
IPB 495R Independent Study Variable 1.0 - 3.0


Electives — 12 Credits

Choose four

Students can take up to two IPB 390R courses to fulfill requirements, provided they are on different topics.

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
IPB 231 Interpersonal Peacebuilding F 3.0
IPB 277 Personal Conflict W 3.0
IPB 311 NGOs and Conflict Transformation F 3.0
IPB 323 Peace Education W 3.0
IPB 332 Peace Ecology S 3.0
IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics F 3.0
IPB 380 Culture and Conflict Transformation W 3.0
IPB 390R Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding Variable 3.0


Culture and Conflict Electives — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture F 3.0
ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion F 3.0
ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology W 3.0
ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology W 3.0
ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization S 3.0
IPB 383/
LING 383
Peace Linguistics W 3.0


Area Studies — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
HIST 303 Christianity Variable 3.0
HIST 304 Buddhism Variable 3.0
HIST 305 Islam Variable 3.0
HIST 306 Confucianism Variable 3.0
HIST 324 Modern Europe S-odd 3.0
HIST 344 Modern China F 3.0
HIST 346 Modern Northeast Asia W-even 3.0
HIST 362 History of the Pacific S 3.0
HIST 367 Cultural History of Surfing S 3.0
HIST 423 Modern Nationalism and Globalization W 3.0
HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii F 3.0
HWST 312 Malama ‘Aina – Land Responsibility F, W, S 3.0
HWST 380 Malama Wa’a – Sea Responsibility Variable 3.0
PAIS 300 Framing the Cultures of Oceania F, W, S 3.0



*Regardless of the accumulated credits for the internship, the student will:

  1. Still be required to take the other field work elective and
  2. Will not be able to use the internship credit towards other requirements or to substitute for other IPB courses.

No grades lower than C- will be accepted. A student must leave the major after failing to obtain at least a C- grade for the same major course after taking it twice, and no major courses may be repeated more than once.


Program Outcomes:

Upon completing a major in Intercultural Peacebuilding, students will:

  • Effectively understand cultural differences and conflicts.
  • Think critically and empathetically.
  • Employ skills such as mediation, facilitation and research to develop solutions to real world problems.
  • Articulate and sustain views through verbal and written discourse.
  • Be well prepared to enter graduate school or employment.