The concentration in Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice Studies is student designed; rather than require a pre-defined set of courses, the concentration requires each student to select an introductory course offered at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, or Swarthmore and then, in consultation with the Director of the program and other concentrators, to select the rest of her own courses and provide a rationale for why they should constitute a concentration in Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice Studies.  The culminating course for the concentration is an independent study through which students create a portfolio of the work they have completed for the concentration.

Components of Rationale

A list of courses student have included in their concentrations can be found here. Below is a more general description of the concentration requirements.

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The information listed below is a direct excerpt from the 2017-18 Course Catalog.

Published annually, the Course Catalog sets out the requirements of the academic programs--the majors, minors, and concentrations. Each Bryn Mawr student must declare her major before the end of her sophomore year. Students may also declare a minor or a concentration, but neither is required for the A.B. degree. Students must comply with the requirements published in the Course Catalog at the time when they declare the major, minor and/or concentration.

The Course Catalog also sets out the College requirements. Students must comply with the College requirements published at the time they enter Bryn Mawr College.

2016-17 Catalog
2015-16 Catalog
2014-15 Catalog
2013-14 Catalog