JUPS-123-01 Introduction to Justice and Peace
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How do we define the concepts of peace and justice? What are the movements and structures that contribute to peace and justice? What are the obstacles? And what can societies and individuals do to make this a more just and peaceful world? These are some of the questions we will examine through readings, discussions, an experiential-learning "country team" project that focuses on "hot spots" around the world, and guest speakers (including “Local Peace Makers”). Students may opt to do a semester-long community-based learning placement with a peace and justice organization. Proceeding primarily through student-led discussions, the course requires active participation, approximately 25 pages of written work, and a final examination. (This course counts as a “sociology” course only for those who either major or minor in the “Social Justice Analysis” concentration of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.)
Limited to 20 students.
JUPS-123-02 Introduction to Justice and Peace
Professor Rachel Stohl
This course will provide students with an understanding of the issues related to justice and peace. We will examine different theories, types of activists, and topics to give an understanding of the complexities of policies and programs needed to achieve justice and peace. We will look at current events to help shape our perspectives and develop our own strategies to deal with conflicts and their resolution, including civil rights struggles, political unrest, and war. Students will take a hands-on approach and develop their own non-violent campaigns as well as identify effective peacemakers. Course requirements will include individual papers as well as a group project.
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