The Interdisciplinary Peace, Collaboration, and Conflict Certificate (IPCC) promotes the knowledge and skills leading to student success in meeting educational and workplace goals. Interactive traditional and online instruction and external service learning internships give students the opportunities to recognize their capacity to understand personal and global conflict and to use strategies that support emotional health and nonviolence. The Interdisciplinary Peace, Collaboration, and Conflict Certificate builds capacity in our communities to prevent and sustain a culture of nonviolence instead of reacting to it. Our faculty, staff, and students are involved in many local and statewide organizations that focus on the fields of peace education and collaborative conflict resolution. The Certificate promotes and coordinates services and educational opportunities to reduce and eliminate violence.
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Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will be able to:
- Recognize the value of creative, collaborative and innovative approaches to problem-solving and acknowledging differing points of view
- Respond critically to ethical issues while applying standards of scholarship
- Apply a multi-scalar perspective to peace practices including alternative dispute resolution and mediation; reconciliation; peace building and peace making, peace keeping
- Clearly communicate peace and conflict concepts in both oral and written forms. Respond promptly to rhetorical situations, utilize and evaluate sources, construct logical arguments, apply language conventions and formulate effective writing strategies
- Access, evaluate, and identify information appropriate to needs and audience, synthesize information and evaluate ethical and social issues associated with the use of information technologies