Creating Peace (Studies) in Community Colleges

Presented by: Ellen B. Lindeen, Waubonsee Community College
Presented at: 4th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: June 10, 2011

Session Description: This workshop will focus on creating and implementing a Peace Studies course or program in a community college (C.C.) setting. While Peace Studies and CR courses have been in universities since the 1960’s, these courses are still often considered new in two-year colleges yet, that is where they are needed the most. C.C.’s have the most diversity of all avenues of higher education, as places where we train our first responders. Resources provided include: materials for approaching administration, sample syllabi, textbook and film suggestions, transfer possibilities, examples of assignments, opportunities for receiving training, and ideas for raising campus awareness.