Fall 2014 Courses

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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.

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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.

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JPST 365 - 01 Leadership for Social Justice - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OWS 251
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.

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JPST 473 - 01 Vocational Internship Seminar See Details * *
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.

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1900-210015 Sep '14
1900-210006 Oct '14
1900-210027 Oct '14
1900-210010 Nov '14
1900-210008 Dec '14

J-Term 2015 Courses

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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.

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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.

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Spring 2015 Courses

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JPST 250 - 01 HON: Intro to Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20186 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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JPST 250 - 02 Intro to Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 21732 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy C. Finnegan 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.

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JPST 280 - 01 Active Nonviolence - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 20540 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.

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JPST 355 - 01 Public Policy Analysis & Advoc - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 21348 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer In this class students will investigate how and why particular policies are developed, proposed, adopted, and implemented; will explore how social values shape and impact public policies; and will learn how to frame issues in ways that allow for more effective advocacy. The class will examine the relative power of diverse corporate and non-profit sectors in influencing policy debates and outcomes, including the role of think tanks. Students will analyze the limitations and strengths of diverse approaches to advocacy ranging from third-party appeals and solidarity efforts to elite decision makers, as well as the prospects for a politics of agency rooted in citizen-centered politics in which people mobilize to meet the needs of their communities. The course will integrate basic theory, interaction with public policy analysts and advocates, personal experience in persuasive advocacy, and case studies focused on issues such as climate change, economic inequality, land-food-hunger, and approaches to health care. Assignments will introduce students to various tools for persuasive advocacy and allow them to develop skill sets for using them.

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JPST 375 - 01 Conflict Analysis & Transform - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510
CRN: 21350 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy C. Finnegan An introduction to issues surrounding conflict and the resolution of conflict in today's world focusing primarily on its contextual manifestation at the international, regional and intrastate levels. The course will explore important structural, social and psychological explanations of conflict. Attention will be given to ethnic and nationalist themes surrounding conflicts and their resolution at the intrastate and international levels. The course will examine how different types of intervention affect conflicts (the media, force, other types of third party intervention). Effective methods that foster an environment conducive to resolving or managing disputes will be studied. As part of the final task, the course will critically study how institutions such as power-sharing arrangements, federalism, and the rule of law figure into establishing a lasting basis for peaceful co-existence. For Justice and Peace Studies majors doing a concentration in Conflict Transformation, the course will complement JPST 370 Conflict Mediation, but there are no prerequisites and the course is open to students in other majors.

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JPST 473 - 01 Vocational Internship Seminar - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20421 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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