Nonviolence: Philosophy and Practice (PACS6912)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit examines the role of nonviolence as a philosophy and practice in promoting social change. Specific topics include: approaches advocated by Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Aung San Suu Kyi; manifestations of nonviolence in the language of peace negotiations; analysis of how commitments to nonviolence advance understanding of democracy and civil society and thus influence principles of citizenship and human rights; and appraisal of the relevance of nonviolence to questions about national identity and policy priorities in the 21st century.

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Classes

1x2hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive during Summer School

Assessment

2500wd reflective journal (50%) and 3000wd case study analysis (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prohibitions

SCWK6933

Corequisites

SCWK6930

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