|Faculty:||College of Graduate Studies
|Field of Study:||Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Social Sciences, General
|Description:||The dynamics of power, conflict, and ideas in today’s world are complex and in constant flux. Economic opportunity, employment, sustainability, security, religion, and poverty are just some of the problems that shape society and individual lives. The ability to understand the causes and consequences of these issues requires a solid foundation in historical knowledge and contextualised understandings of social and political dynamics. However, finding solutions to such problems requires the ability to approach these challenges both creatively and critically. The interdisciplinary graduate degree in power, conflict, and ideas at UBC’s Okanagan campus brings together diverse perspectives, insights, tools, and techniques needed to comprehend and address today’s challenges, and allow graduates to become agents of change.
Students will study the dynamics of political environments, learn how to use archives and historical data, study social theory and theoretical approaches, learn how to apply ethical frameworks, and develop critical analytical skills. In pursuing this field of study, students will be able to pursue rigorous graduate study that culminates in an in-depth individual research project. The interdisciplinary nature of the program, drawing from multiple faculties and departments, allows for a range of teaching and research opportunities in different departments.
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