HIST 3474 - Peace and Justice
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of non-violence, with a critical examination of violence. This course contains three sections to facilitate the understanding of violence and non-violence, both at personal and social levels.
This course begins by reviewing the origins of non-violence and traces the understanding of violence and non-violence, and traces the understanding of violence and non-violence in various religious traditions of the world. This course also investigates modern theories, strategies, and practitioners of non-violence including Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, etc. Particular attention is paid to the spiritual values that underlie the rejection of violence, and the methods that have been developed to bring about social change non-violently, historically, and in the present. This course incorporates service service learning projects.
Lecture hours: 3
General Education Program Course GEP