You’re pained by the needless suffering in the world and committed to finding a way for us all to thrive. Explore the ways that people function in society, the nature of conflict and the path to resolution in our programs that focus on creating peace. Your interests may lie in ending violence, asking the essential questions we face as humans, or studying the structures and systems that govern our lives in society.
In addition to coursework in philosophy, political science, and sociology, you'll find a variety of student organizations, volunteer opportunities in the community, and other experiential ways of learning, such as studying abroad.
Anthropology is the study of humans across time and space. It is made up of unique and complementary subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistics, biological anthropology, and archaeology. As an Anthropology major, you'll be introduced to each, giving you the opportunity to find your path.
Majoring in Borders & Languages is the path to take to become bilingual. But the route won't take you through endless verb conjugations, memorizing vocabulary, or other grammatical toiling. Rather, you'll study issues, ideas, history, and culture while developing your proficiency with the Spanish language.
As a Criminology & Justice Studies major, you'll study the social factors that lead to crime; the concept of justice, from punitive to restorative frameworks; as well as the history of crime and justice in our society. You'll also learn about the structures of our current justice system, including police, attorneys, and the court system.
Our Native American and Indigenous Studies program focuses on the experiences and worldviews of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and First Nations Peoples. You'll critique colonialism and its impact upon tribal sovereignty, governance, and self-determination.
As a Philosophy major, you'll study the fundamental questions of the nature of reality, the values we hold, and the justification of our beliefs. You'll develop the ability to carefully read historical and contemporary texts, discern and evaluate arguments, articulate your own views, and clearly present your positions.
The study of Political Science is concerned with the relationship between the governed and the government, the nature of the political process, and the role of the citizen in a democratic society. As a Political Science major, you'll hone the skills necessary to find novel solutions to the issues of our times.
In our Sociology and Human Services major, you'll explore how our individual and collective experiences intersect in our society. You'll study the relationships between social structure and individuality, historical processes and everyday life, and collective interests and individual motives.
A World Languages K-12 major prepares you not only to learn Spanish, but to teach it, as well. What’s more, learning Spanish at FLC means learning the cultures, histories, and current social contexts of Spanish speakers. You’ll integrate your learning of culture and language with the fundamentals of teaching.
Many students complement their major with a minor that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in working for peace.
Maybe working for peace is close, but not quite right for you. Check out these other directions you can go.
Work toward equality
Change through narrative
Learn to educate
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