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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 229 - Violence and Nonviolence

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course examines the often surprising intersections between violence and nonviolence religious traditions and the lives of leaders such as Gandhi, MLK and Malcolm X. We will focus on Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism as we engage critical contemporary theories of violence, nonviolence and social change. Together we will debate questions of terrorism, anticolonial and anti-racist revolution, militant nonviolence and the embodied practice of conflict transformation. For current course content please see the variable topic course listing below or search the online live schedule of courses.

Prerequisite: REL 101 , REL 102 , REL 103 , REL 104 , REL 105 PCS 101  or second-year standing.    
Note: Plis-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: T. Dobe