Introduction to Peace Studies

Permission Required:
Peace Studies
(ENC0021 and REA0011)
3.00 Credits
3.00 Hours

Course Description:

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from various liberal arts disciplines, including literature, art, history, political science, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, psychology, sociology, science and religious studies. Students will examine the theoretical and practical application of peace pedagogy to micro and macro systemic conflicts and alternative conflict resolution. This course will introduce critical analysis skills relevant to such complex concepts as: empathy and apathy, divisiveness and consensus, chaos and order, hostility and compassion, self-interest and altruism, acceptance/tolerance and ostracism/aggressiveness, and cognitive inflexibility and compromise. Students will also explore contemporary thinking relevant to pluralism, peace-building, social justice, human rights, environmental stability and reconciliation. The course includes service-learning, critical discussions of readings, and relevant classroom projects.

PHSC Course Schedule: Introduction to Peace Studies

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Fall 2022
Section Availability Dates Days Meeting Time Location Delivery Bldg/Room Instructor Credit Hours Clock Hours Fees Comments
3185 Open 08/15/2022-12/02/2022 Tue, Thu 12:30P- 1:45 West Campus
ZOOM Karen Davis 3.00
Classes meet at a scheduled time via zoom on the day(s) and time(s) listed on the schedule. In this modality, the course meets remotely on the days and times listed in the schedule providing the benefits of face-to-face classes in a live remote environment by utilizing technology (zoom) throughcanvas. Students need a webcam and microphone for this class.