The core course for our program is “The Politics of War and Peace” in which all students study one conflict extensively and write up a conflict report. These reports explain the basic elements of the conflict, chose particularly important factors to explore in more depth in the “Background” section, and also offer the student’s own short and long term recommendations for resolving the conflict.
Fieldwork provides skills and experience and helps students integrate theories of peace and justice with concrete practice. We offer internships for credit through Politics 397, Sociology 395, and Environmental Studies 396 to all interested USF students with Bay Area peace, justice, and human rights organizations. Our directory lists over 900 organizations in the Bay Area that offer opportunities for hands-on experience.