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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.

CAPSTONE-BUILDING PEACE 

MONDAY              6:15pm-9:15pm   Simons-310                  Dr. Jeff Anderson