Summer 2014 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
JPST 250 - 01 Intro to Justice & Peace - T - R - 1330 - 1510 MHC 207
CRN: 40215 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer Major aspects of world and local conflict, theories of social science relating to conflict and violence, and various proposals for solutions. Among the aspects of conflict studied are cultural differences, scarcity of resources, economic and social structures, international trade, the arms race, corruption, oppression and war. Proposed solutions assessed include development, structural changes, world governance, multinational agencies, military power, civilian-based defense, active nonviolence for social change, conflict resolution, disarmament, cultural exchange, religious revival and prayer. These topics are considered in the light of theory, history, and literature. Students apply these concepts by investigating one country or geographic area in depth through a semester long research project. Usually offered every semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.
JPST 280 - 01 Active Nonviolence - T - R - 0955 - 1135 SCB 328
CRN: 40608 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer Active nonviolence as a means for societal defense and social transformation analyzed through case studies of actual nonviolent movements, examining their political philosophy and how this philosophy is reflected in their methods and strategies. Examples of possible case studies include: Mahatma Gandhi's movement for a free India, Danish resistance to Nazi occupation, the struggle for interracial justice in the United State, an integrated Canada-to-Cuba peace-and-freedom walk, the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC), fair trade movements, and the Honeywell Project. The course emphasizes the theory and active practice of nonviolence as well as oral histories of successful nonviolent movements. Usually offered every semester.
JPST 365 - 01 Leadership for Social Justice - T - R - 1525 - 1700 OSS LL18
CRN: 41967 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael C. Klein Leadership for Social Justice examines the arc of leadership through the process of creating, sustaining, then institutionalizing positive social change. The course examines models and case studies of authoritative, positional, influential and situational leadership in diverse settings such as community organizing, social movements, social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. The course also explores approaches to ethical leadership and provides opportunities for students to develop the skills and vision needed to become ethical leaders for social justice. Students will analyze the role of leadership in the tensions between preserving order and promoting transformation. They will develop a critical approach to the dynamics of power in order to effect systemic change.
JPST 473 - 01 Vocational Internship Seminar M - - - - 1900 - 2100
CRN: 40503 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael C. Klein Students are required to take this seminar during the semester they are doing an internship of 7-10 hrs/wk. The seminar meets three times (at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester), to provide opportunities for those engaged in individual placements to get peer support for their discernment process. At its core is a reflective process designed to lead students to: a deeper understanding of the practical means of working for social change; an evaluation of their internship experience (both in terms of gaining a deeper understanding of their own vocation and a better understanding of the type of institutions they are working with); and applying these insights to future course work and career planning.

J-Term 2015 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
JPST 250 - 41 HON: Intro to Justice & Peace - T W R F 0900 - 1200 JRC 222
CRN: 10016 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael C. Klein Major aspects of world and local conflict, theories of social science relating to conflict and violence, and various proposals for solutions. Among the aspects of conflict studied are cultural differences, scarcity of resources, economic and social structures, international trade, the arms race, corruption, oppression and war. Proposed solutions assessed include development, structural changes, world governance, multinational agencies, military power, civilian-based defense, active nonviolence for social change, conflict resolution, disarmament, cultural exchange, religious revival and prayer. These topics are considered in the light of theory, history, and literature. Students apply these concepts by investigating one country or geographic area in depth through a semester long research project. Usually offered every semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.
JPST 370 - 01 Conflict Mediation - T W R F 0900 - 1200 JRC 401
CRN: 10095 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeanne F. Zimmer This course will focus on mediation and the third-party role of the mediator. Much class time will be spent learning the process of mediation and the skills needed to be a mediator whether in a formal sense or informally as a life skill. Experiential in nature, the course will elicit and build upon students' own experiences of conflict and will use various experiential learning tools to develop practical mediation skills. Students will also survey various streams in the practice of mediation as they have developed historically, along with its theoretical basis. Special attention will be given to arenas/situations in which mediation is and is not appropriate or indicated, to cultural implications of mediation and to some of the ethical dilemmas mediators face. For Justice and Peace Studies major doing a concentration in Conflict Transformation, the course will complement JPST 375 Conflict Analysis and Transformation, but there are no prerequisites and the course is open to students in other majors.