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CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to completing the certificate’s core and elective requirements, each student will complete 20 hours of service learning through the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding. No grade lower than C- will be accepted in fulfilling certificate requirements. 


 CERTIFICATE INTERCULTURAL PEACEBUILDING (19 HOURS)

Core Requirements (10 hours)

Culture and Conflict—CHOOSE ONE (3 HOURS)

Group Peacebuilding and Leadership—CHOOSE ONE (3 HOURS)

International Peacebuilding and Development—CHOOSE ONE (3 HOURS)


The certificate draws on a broad range of theories and techniques from the academic disciplines of anthropology, communications, cultural studies, political science, psychology, history, economics, law and business. It is designed in such a way to enhance an undergraduate major’s field of study and provide opportunities for employment in careers in the public, private and non-for-profit sectors.

Students who get a certificate will acquire an understanding of the theories of conflict and sustainable community building and development. They will also receive the skills and experience necessary to navigate the intricacies of intercultural communication and negotiation in whatever their chosen profession may be.

The certificate would be noted on the student’s transcript. Students enrolled in the program will also have opportunities to work with the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding on community and international projects and academic research in the field of intercultural understanding.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
If there are any questions not listed here, please contact us at mckaycenter@byuh.edu
 
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE CERTIFICATE?
To sign up for the Certificate, see Karen Miller in the Academic Advisors office. 
 
HOW LONG DOES IT TYPICALLY TAKE TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE?
  The certificate can be completed with a total of 19 credit hours. This can be done in one academic year. 
 
DO I HAVE TO BE A FULL-TIME BYUH STUDENT TO BE IN THE PROGRAM?
No. The IPB program is open to non-degree seeking students and entry level classes can be taken online.
 
IF I'M INTERESTED IN DOING THIS FOR A LIVING, IS THERE A SPECIFIC MAJOR I SHOULD CHOOSE?
Peacebuilding is an interdisciplinary field. A variety of majors found at BYUH can help you gain relevant academic background. Students in the IPB program come from many different majors including: Anthropology, Communications, Social Work, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Entrepreneurship, Business, etc. 
 
WHAT SORTS OF PRACTICAL TRAINING DO I GET IN THE IPB PROGRAM?
The IPB program uses theory, as well as practice, to provide a well-rounded academic experience. Students who complete the program will be able to certify as mediators in virtually every state in the U.S. In addition to mediation, students can experience in facilitation, on campus and community projects, etc.  
 
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CERTIFIED MEDIATOR?
As a certified mediator, you can operate in many professional and domestic spheres. Certification means that you can legally market yourself as a mediator in a given state. 
 
HOW DOES THE DAVID O. MCKAY CENTER PEER MENTORING PROGRAM WORK WITH THE IPB PROGRAM?
The PMP offers IPB students to find application of theory in various fields. 
 
HOW DO I APPLY TO GO ON A FIELD TRIP?
Field trip applicants are chosen by the Director of the Center. Apply here
 

Major and Certificate Requirements

ICS-Peacebuilding Major Requirements
REQUIRED (9 hours)
  • IPB 121 Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)
  • IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3)
  • IPB 454 Culture and Conflict Transformation (3)
CULTURE AND CONFLICT ELECTIVE - CHOOSE TWO (6 hours)
  • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
  • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
  • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)
  • IPB 390R Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT ELECTIVE - CHOOSE TWO (6 hours)
  • IPB 390R Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)
  • POSC 338 War and Peace (3)
  • POSC 362 International Political Economy and Development (3)
  • POSC 364 Conflict Bargaining and Management (3)
  • POSC 470 International Relations Theory (3)

 

SECONDARY EMPHASIS (12 hours)

Each ICS-Peacebuilding student is required to pick a secondary emphasis in either

- Cultural Anthropology, Communications & Culture, or Comparative Humanities

 

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY SECONDARY EMPHASIS
REQUIRED (3 hours)
  • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
CHOOSE THREE (9 hours) 
  • ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory (3)
  • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
  • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
  • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)

 

COMMUNICATIONS & CULTURE SECONDARY EMPHASIS
REQUIRED (3 hours)
  • COMM 200 Mass Communication & Society (3)
CHOOSE THREE (9 hours) One must be a 300 - 400 level
  • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
  • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
  • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
  • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communication (3)
  • COMM 360 Communication Theory (3)
  • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
  • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)

 

COMPARATIVE HUMANITIES SECONDARY EMPHASIS
REQUIRED (3 hours)
  • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)

CHOOSE ONE (3 hours) Must be a different cultural area from major's core:
  • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
  • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
  • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
  • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)
CHOOSE TWO (6 hours)
  • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
  • HUM 365R Special Studies in World Cinema (3)
  • HUM 440R Special Studies in Humanities (3)
  • ART/HUM 442 Philosophy of Art (3)
  • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate Requirements