Course offerings

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To view courses offered in other terms, visit University of Waterloo's  Schedule of Classes for Undergraduate Students.

  1. Select "1195" (Spring 2019), "1199" (Fall 2019) and "1201" (Winter 2020)
  2. Select "PACS" as the subject.
  3. Leave the course number box blank for a complete list of courses offered for each term.

The Schedule of Classes will tell you the time, room, instructor, course reserves, and other detailed information for all courses. It is updated prior to the official enrolment period before each term, and may not be updated for pre-enrolment periods.

At the bottom of this page you will also find links to download copies of syllabi for all PACS courses. Students can use these to get an idea of the assignment structure in courses and get more detail on the course topic. Students can view descriptions and pre-requisite information for all courses on the Course Description page within the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar.

For convenience, a copy of the PACS course schedule for the current academic year is provided below.

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Winter 2020

Course ID Course name Time Day Instructor Room
PACS 201 Roots of Conflict, Violence and Peace 11:30am-12:50pm M, W E. Lepp CGR 1111

PACS 202/ LS 271

Conflict Resolution 10:00-11:20am M, W K. Regehr TBD
PACS 202/ LS 271 Conflict Resolution (ONLINE) N/A N/A K. Brown N/A

PACS 203/ HIST 232

A History of Peace Movements 6:00-8:50pm Th M. Bailey-Dick CGR 1208
PACS 301-001 Special Topics: The Future of War: Drones, Robots, and the Role of Peace Research 6:00-8:50pm M

C. Jaramillo /

B. Marijan

CGR 1300
PACS 302-001 Special Topics: Advocacy for Justice and Peace 1:30-4:20pm M

C. Derksen Hiebert /

H. Thompson

CGR 1300
PACS 302-002 Special Topics: Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada and Beyond 1:00-2:20pm T, Th J. Koushik 1300
PACS 302-003 Special Topics: Math for Good and Evil 6:00-8:50pm T

L. Ewert /

J. Koeller

CGR 2201

PACS 323/ LS 319

Negotiation: Theories and Strategies 11:30am-2:20pm W J. Ball CGR 1300
PACS 327 Cultural Approaches to Conflict Resolution 2:30-3:50pm T, Th N. Funk CGR 1300

PACS 329/ LS 344

Restorative Justice 6:00-8:50pm M

C. Cowie /

M. Jackett

CGR 1208
PACS 331 Trauma, Healing, and Conflict Resolution 9:00-11:50am W S. Gallagher CGR 1300
PACS 390 Internship** Arrange N/A R. Reist N/A

PACS 391-001

Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop I*** Arrange N/A R. Reist N/A
PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop II*** Arrange N/A R. Reist N/A
PACS 395 Peace and Conflict Studies Travel Course Arrange N/A R. Reist N/A
PACS 398 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** N/A N/A Arrange N/A
PACS 399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** N/A N/A Arrange N/A
PACS 402 Senior Research Seminar Arrange   Staff N/A

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Spring 2020

Course ID Course name Time  Instructor Room
PACS 201 Roots of Conflict and Violence (Online) N/A A. Malloy Online
PACS 202/LS 271 Conflict Resolution (Online) N/A K. Brown Online
PACS 203/HIST 232 History of Peace Movements (Online) N/A M. Epp Online
PACS 390 Internship** Arrange R. Reist N/A
PACS 391-001 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop I*** Arrange R. Reist TBD
PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop II*** Arrange R. Reist TBD
PACS 395 Peace and Conflict Studies Travel Course Arrange R. Reist N/A
PACS 398 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** N/A Arrange N/A
PACS 399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** N/A Arrange N/A

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Fall 2020 - Coming Soon

Course ID Course name Time Instructor Room
PACS 390 Internship** Arrange R. Reist N/A
PACS 391-001 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop I*** Arrange R. Reist N/A
PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop II*** Arrange R. Reist N/A
PACS 395 Peace and Conflict Studies Travel Course Arrange R. Reist N/A
PACS 398 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** N/A Arrange N/A
PACS 399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** N/A Arrange N/A
PACS 401 Senior Research Seminar TBD R. Neufeuldt TBD

**Internships for Peace and Conflict Studies website

***Conflict Resolution Skills website

****PACS 398/399 Course Outline (PDF)

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PACS Approved Courses

The official list of PACS approved courses is updated annually in the University of Waterloo Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar according to each academic plan.The list of PACS Approved courses can change slightly from year to year, so students should veryify that they are using the list for the calendar year they are registered in. All of the Undergraduate Calendar years are available to view online. If you are not sure which academic calendar you are registered under, check the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar page on Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements or contact the PACS Academic Advisor, Rachel Reist.


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PACS offers a number of core courses at the 100, 200, 300 and 400 level. Here you can find the last available course outlines.

PACS 100-level courses

Course ID Course name (Click to view syllabus)
PACS 101

Peace is Everybody's Business - Fall 2019 (PDF)

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PACS 200-level courses

Course ID Course name (Click to view syllabus)
PACS 201

Roots of Conflict, Violence, and Peace - Winter 2020 (PDF)

Online offering: Roots of Conflict, Violence, and Peace - Winter 2018 (PDF)

PACS 202/

LS 271

Conflict Resolution - Winter 2020 (PDF)

Online offering: Conflict Resolution - Fall 2017 (PDF)

PACS 203/ 

HIST 232

A History of Peace Movements - Winter 2020 (PDF)

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PACS 300-level courses

Course ID Course name (Click to view syllabus)
PACS 301

Special Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies 1

Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State - Fall 2013 (PDF)

African Music and Peace - Winter 2013 (PDF)

Promoting Peace in Perilous Times - Fall 2012 (PDF)

Music, Peace, and Conflict - Winter 2015 (PDF)

Advocating for Peace - Winter 2015 (PDF)

Refugees and Forced Migration - Winter 2017 (PDF)

Settler Colonial Violence - Winter 2018 (PDF)

Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Prosecution - Fall 2018 (PDF)

Human Rights in a Complex World - Winter 2019 (PDF)

The Future of War and Peace: Drones, Robots, and the Role of Peace Research - Winter 2020 (PDF)

Note: Special topics vary term by term. The above provides an idea of previous topics. 

PACS 302

Special Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies 2

Peace Through Tourism - Winter 2016 (PDF)

Peace and Policing - Winter 2017 (PDF)

Advocacy for Justice and Peace - Winter 2018 (PDF)

Peacebuilding and Social Innovation - Winter 2019 (PDF)

Math for Good and Evil - Winter 2020 (PDF)

Advocacy for Peace and Justice - Winter 2020 (PDF)

Environmental Justice & Racism in Canada and Beyond - Winter 2020 (PDF)

PACS 310 Peace and Environment - Fall 2019 (PDF)
PACS 311 Doing Development: Issues of Justice and Peace - Winter 2020 (PDF)
PACS 312 Quest for Peace in Literature and Film - Fall 2016 (PDF)
PACS 313 Community Conflict Resolution - Winter 2015 (PDF)
PACS 314 Conflict Resolution in Schools - Fall 2018 (PDF)
PACS 315 Engineering and Peace - Fall 2019 (PDF)
PACS 316 Violence, Non-Violence, and War - Fall 2017 (PDF)
PACS 318 Peacebuilding in Divided Societies - Fall 2018 (PDF)
PACS 320

Christian Approaches to Peacemaking - Winter 2014 (PDF)

PACS 321 Gender in War and Peace - Fall 2018 (PDF)
PACS 323 Negotiation Theories and Strategies - Winter 2020 (PDF)
PACS 324 Human Rights, Peace, and Business - Winter 2019 (PDF)

PACS 326 /
RS 380

Religion and Peacebuilding - Fall 2017 (PDF)

PACS 327 Cultural Approaches to Conflict Resolution - Winter 2020 (PDF)
PACS 328 Fair Trade - Fall 2012 (PDF)
PACS 329 / LS 344 Restorative Justice - Winter 2020 (PDF)
PACS 330 War and Peace in Christian Theology - Fall 2017 (PDF)
PACS 331 Trauma, Healing, and Conflict Resolution - Winter 2020 (PDF)
PACS 332 Ethics of Peacebuilding - Winter 2018 (PDF)
PACS 333 Advanced Mediation Practice - Winter 2019 (PDF)
PACS 335 / MUSIC 335 Music, Peace, and Conflict - Winter 2017 (PDF)
PACS 390 Internships in Peace and Conflict
PACS 391 Conflict Resolution Skills workshop
PACS 395 Peace and Conflict Studies travel course
PACS 398/399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies (PDF)

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PACS 400-level courses

Course ID Course name (Click to view syllabus)
PACS 401 Senior Research Seminar - Winter 2019 (PDF)
PACS 402

Senior Research Seminar


*Note: For some 300-level courses, there may be substantial changes in the next offering. The outline posted will give you an idea of how the course was structured in the past but there is no guarantee that it will be the same in future offerings.