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

  1. Select the code for the term you're looking for: "1209" (Fall 2020), "1211" (Winter 2021), etc.
  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 instructor, course reserves, and other detailed information for all courses. For convenience, a copy of the PACS course schedule for the current academic year is provided below.

Students can view descriptions and pre-requisite information for all courses on the Course Description page within the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar. You can also scroll down on this page to see a sample syllabus for each course to learn more about what is covered in the course!

Fall 2020

Course ID Course name Instructor
PACS 101 Peace is Everybody's Business Mary Lou Klassen
PACS 201 Roots of Conflict, Violence and Peace Eric Lepp

PACS 202 /

LS 271

Conflict Resolution Keith Regehr

PACS 202 /

LS 271

Conflict Resolution Kelly Brown

PACS 203 /

HIST 232

History of Peace Movements Marlene Epp
PACS 310 Peace and Environment Jennifer Ball
PACS 315 Engineering and Peace Paul Heidebrecht

PACS 316 /

PHIL 329

Violence, Nonviolence, and War Eric Lepp
PACS 325 Refugees and Forced Migration Marlene Epp

PACS 329 /

LS 344

Restorative Justice

Michelle Jackett &

Chris Cowie

PACS 330 /

RS 353

War and Peace in Christian Theology Jeremy Bergen

PACS 335 /

MUSIC 335

Music, Peace and Conflict

Reina Neufeldt &

Maisie Sum

PACS 390 Internship** Rachel Anderson
PACS 391-001 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop I*** Rachel Anderson
PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop II*** Rachel Anderson
PACS 398 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** Arrange
PACS 399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** Arrange
PACS 401 Senior Research Seminar Reina Neufeldt

Winter 2021 (note: all courses will be delivered remotely/online)

Course ID Course name Instructor

Optional Synchronous Component

PACS 201 Roots of Conflict, Violence and Peace

Eric Lepp

None
PACS 202-081/ LS 271-081 Conflict Resolution Kelly Brown None
PACS 202-082/ LS 271-082 Conflict Resolution Keith Regehr None
PACS 301 Special Topics: The Future of War and Peace: Drones, Robots, and the Role of Peace Research

Branka Marijan/

Cesar Jaramillo

TBD

PACS 302 Special Topics: Math for Good and Evil Judith Koeller TBD
PACS 312 Quest for Peace in Literature and Film Reina Neufeldt TBD
PACS 323/ LS 319 Negotiation: Theories and Strategies Ali Chaudhry TBD
PACS 326/ RS 380 Religion and Peacebuilding Nathan Funk TBD
PACS 329/ LS 344 Restorative Justice

Michelle Jackett/

Chris Cowie

TBD
PACS 390 Internship** Rachel Anderson N/A

PACS 391-001

Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop I*** Rachel Anderson N/A
PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop II*** Rachel Anderson N/A
PACS 398 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** Arrange N/A
PACS 399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** Arrange N/A
PACS 402 Senior Research Seminar Arrange N/A
*NEW!* PACS 490/ PACS 620 Special Topics: Map the System Paul Heidebrecht

Tuesday, 2:00-3:30

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Spring 2021 - Coming Soon

Course ID Course name Instructor
PACS 390 Internship** Rachel Anderson
PACS 391-001 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop I*** Rachel Anderson
PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills: Workshop II*** Rachel Anderson
PACS 398 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** Arrange
PACS 399 Directed Readings in Peace and Conflict Studies**** Arrange

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**Internships for Peace and Conflict Studies website

***Conflict Resolution Skills website

****PACS 398/399 Course Outline (PDF)

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PACS Course Syllabi

PACS offers a number of core courses at the 100, 200, 300 and 400 level. Here you can find the last available course outlines. You can use these to get an idea of the assignment structure in courses and get more detail on the course topic.

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.