Author: Ty, Rey
Source: DePaul University
Number of pages: 15
This course is an interdisciplinary inquiry that investigates the nature of social and political conflict; identify the structural and recurring causes of violence; devise and assess potential approaches to armed conflict and systemic oppression; and explore the possibilities of justice, coexistence, and reconciliation. This course examines the origin, nature, and consequences of conflict and peace. It investigates the systemic, interstate, domestic, economic, class, social, economic, ideological, idiosyncratic, and other factors that provide the reasons for which conflicts arise in different contexts.
In addition to a foundational survey of the peace studies discipline, this course investigates several of its primary components, including international theory, the theoretical and historical origins of peace studies, conflict resolution and conflict transformation, mediation, nonviolence, interfaith dialogue, and reconciliation. Literature used come from political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, education, history, business, communication, religious studies, and the humanities. Students will engage critically, creatively, and collaboratively with texts, writing assignments, discussions, and a final project of their choice.