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

"I loved taking an in depth look at theological ideas of war and peace, examining their validity, and their implications in people's lives. Having taken PACS 330 I have a better idea of how much someone's religious convictions play a role in their interaction with violence."

- REID KENNEL, Honours Peace and Conflict Studies, Speech Communication Minor, Human Resources Management Minor

To see which courses are offered in upcoming terms, check out the course schedule. For all PACS course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Calendar

100 | 200 | 300 | 400

PACS 100-level courses

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

Peace is Everybody's Business - Winter 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 - Fall 2018 (PDF)

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

PACS 202

Conflict Resolution - Winter 2018 (PDF)

Online offering: Conflict Resolution - Fall 2017 (PDF)

PACS 203/ 

HIST 232

A History of Peace Movements - Winter 2019 (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)

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)

PACS 310 Peace and Environment - Fall 2017 (PDF)
PACS 311  
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 2018 (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 2019 (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 - Fall 2016 (PDF)
PACS 328 Fair Trade - Fall 2012 (PDF)
PACS 329 / LS 344 Restorative Justice - Winter 2019 (PDF)
PACS 330 War and Peace in Christian Theology - Fall 2017 (PDF)
PACS 331 Trauma, Healing, and Conflict Resolution - Fall 2018 (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.