Peace and Social Studies is a certificate you can gain credit for WHILE you do your DEC in a regular program. It requires you to choose six courses from the Peace and Social Studies Course list.
The certificate encourages a self-identified focus on peace, and calls for a special project, but it does not entail extra work on top of your DEC requirements. It simply adds value to your diploma.
The Peace and Social Studies Certificate brings together College courses which inform students about world issues and their impacts on their personal lives. Students are then more able to take action.
To obtain the Certificate, a student must take at least six courses designated as Peace and Social Studies courses. Within one of these courses, each student completes a special project, a self-defined project which is aligned with an assignment already required for the course.