Spring 2016 Information
PCST 111 INTRO PEACE/CONFLICT STUDIES (SS)
TUES/THURS 11:10am-12:30pm SIMNS-G40 Dr. Jeff Anderson
Examination of the field of conflict (e.g., between individuals, groups and societies, within and between nations), the relationship of the roots of conflict to social concepts of gender, and the resolution of conflict through such methods as direct action, mediation, arbitration, removal of the sources of conflict through economic, social and political development.
PCST 221 THEORY/PRACTICE/NON-VIOLENCE
Mon/Wednes/Fri 10:20am-11:15am QUAD-360 Dr. Kelly Kraemer
This course will examine the history, theory, and practice of nonviolence, focusing on the power and limits of nonviolent direct action as a force for social change.
PCST 333 THEOLOGY VIOLENCE/NONVIOLENCE (Cross-listed with THEO 345)
TUES/THURS 9:55am-11:15am MAIN-324 Dr. Jon Armajani
This course will examine perspectives on violence and nonviolence as these appear in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, in the history of Christianity, in Christian encounters with other world faiths, and in contemporary theological ethics.
PCST 346 MEDIATION/CONFLICT RESOLULTION
WEDNES 6:15pm-9:15pm HAB-128A Dr. Ron Pagnucco
This course examines the nature of human conflict and the avenues for managing and resolving conflict nonviolently. It develops skills in conflict assessment, negotiation, and mediation. Intervention in disputes at the group, organizational, family and other levels are examined and practiced.
PCST 368E JUSTICE/PEACE & RECONCILIATION (Cross-listed with THEO 349D)
TUES/THURS 1:05pm-2:25pm HAB-128B Dr. Ron Pagnucco
Through the study of biblical texts and contemporary writings, we will explore the Judeo-Christian tradition's vision of justice, peace and reconciliation. Through the analysis of case studies we will explore how individuals, organizations and communities in the tradition are working to bring about shalom in various parts of the world through such means as nonviolent action, the defense of human rights, methods to conflict resolution and transformation, and efforts for peacebuilding and reconciliation.
PCST 368G RELIGION, SOCIETY & POLITICS (Cross-listed with THEO 348)
TUES/THURS 2:40pm-4:00pm HAB-117 Dr. Ron Pagnucco
Recent developments in the United States and other parts of the world have led observers to look closely at religious groups¿ beliefs and activities concerning the state, society and sociopolitical issues like cultural diversity and war and peace. In this course we will examine the Judeo-Christian tradition and address such questions as: What is the relationship between religion and ethnicity and religion and nationalism? What is religious fundamentalism? How do various groups view their relationship with the state and the broader society? What kinds of social and political goals do religious groups have and how do they try and achieve them?
PCST 368I HITLER/BIN LADEN & PEACE
TUES/THURS 11:10am-12:30pm Simons 310 Dr. Kelly Kraemer
In this course we will explore two of the toughest questions in peace studies: are nonviolent responses to terrorism, genocide, and other atrocities possible, and can they succeed against a brutally ruthless opponent? Our examination of the growing literature in this field will reveal answers that are more complicated, and more promising, than popular wisdom suggests.
MONDAY 6:15pm-9:15pm Simons-310 Dr. Jeff Anderson