SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:17:33 AMPHIL 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHIL 10Title:  PHILOSOPHY OF PEACE  
Full Title:  Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action
Last Reviewed:3/31/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An inquiry into peace and nonviolence through study of the philosophers and historical movements of nonviolent practice. Stresses philosophical problems or philosophical themes and issues or methods of philosophical inquiry as they pertain to the concepts and practices of peace and nonviolence. Develops the student's understanding of philosophy's role in personal and social life.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An inquiry into peace and nonviolence through study of the philosophers and historical movements of nonviolent practice.  Stresses philosophical problems or philosophical themes and issues or methods of philosophical inquiry as they pertain to the concepts and practices of peace and nonviolence.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2008
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2008
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2008
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2008Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2008Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Differentiate between philosophical approaches to peace and
   nonviolence and other disciplinary approaches:  e.g., religious,
   political, etc.
2.  Explain philosophical origins of theory and practice of
   peace and nonviolence in Eastern, Western, and other
   intellectual traditions.
3.  Examine key topics and questions within the literature of peace
   studies, e.g. concepts of peace and nonviolence, causes of peace
   and conflict, theories of human nature, and their accompanying
   conceptions of peace and conflict, etc.
4.  Summarize, analyze, and evaluate key arguments addressing the above
   topics.
5.  Analyze and evaluate contemporary applications of the above arguments.
6.  Critically evaluate the contributions and perspectives of women
   and ethnic minorities to the philosophy of peace.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Origins of nonviolent action in religious and secular sources.
2.  The nature of peace and nonviolence:  Overview of key theoretical approaches to questions of peace and nonviolence; explore modern philosophers of nonviolence, e.g. Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, King, Elaine Code, Elise Boulding, Aung San Suu Kyi, Betty Reardon, Helen Caldicott, Nel Noddings, Mary Midgley, and Margaret Mead.
3.  Pacifism:  Explore the possibilities and limits of pacifism.
4.  Feminism:  Explore the feminist perspective on the dominant philosophical tradition.
5.  Theory and Praxis of Nonviolence I:  Explore practical applications of nonviolent theory in the personal, political, economic, and environmental spheres.
6.  Theory and Praxis on Nonviolence II:  Examine empirical cases of nonviolent action in specific historical contexts.

Assignments:
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Assignments include but are not limited to:
1.  Regular reading assignments are from course texts and supplementary
   material. Typical reading assignments are 15-25 pages.
2.  Discussion of regular assignments.
3.  Quizzes cover the assigned readings.
   Quizzes may be either multiple choice or short essay.
4.  Midterm examination:  Students must write in-class essays
   in response to questions on material covered in class and in texts.
5.  Final examination: Students must write in-class essays in response
   to questions on material covered in class and in texts.
6.  Writing requirements may be satisfied by an argumentative research
   paper addressing an issue raised in class or in readings that
   defend a particular position on that issue.  (Typical papers
   5-10 pages.)
   Writing requirements may also be satisfied by journal entries,
   reading responses or other written assignments.
7.  Field work assignments would put to use concepts and strategies
   covered in the course.  Field work assignments would involve at least
   2 hours of observation or active participation and would accompany
   a report, presentation, or other writing assignment. Some examples
   of Fieldwork assignments may include, but are not limited to, the
   following:
   a. Volunteering at the Peace and Justice Center, food assistance
      programs, domestic violence safe-houses, teen centers, or working
      with youth sports or after-school programs;
   b. Attending, observing, or otherwise participating in a nonviolent
      direct action, such as a protest, demostration or rally;
   c. Attending an educational event pertaining to nonviolent conflict
      resolution or the development of peaceful communities.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 50%
Written homework, Term paper optional, Journal entries
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 75%
Multiple choice, Short Essay, Quizzes, Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Field Work, Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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NONVIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE, Robert L. Holmes and Barry L. Gan.
  2nd ed., 2004.
THERE ARE REALISTIC ALTERNATIVES, Gene Sharp, 2004
POLITICAL PROTEST AND CULTURAL REVOLUTION: NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION IN THE 1970S AND 1980S, Barbara Epstein, 1993
INTRODUCTION TO PEACE STUDIES, David P. Barash, 1991
WAGING NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE:  20TH CENTURY PRACTICE AND 21ST CENTURY POTENTIAL, Gene Sharp, 2005
PEACE IS THE WAY:  WRITINGS ON NONVIOLENCE FROM THE FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION, Ed. Walther Wink, 2000
CULTURES OF PEACE:  THE HIDDEN SIDE OF HISTORY, Elise Boulding, 2000
IS THERE NO OTHER WAY? , Michael Nagler, 2001
THE ESSENTIAL GANDHI, Mahatma Gandhi, 1983
A FORCE MORE POWERFUL:  A CENTURY OF NONVIOLENT CONFLICT, Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall, 2001
HUMANITY  A MORAL HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Jonathan Glover, 2001
APPROACHES TO PEACE, David P. Barash, 2000
A PEACE READER: ESSENTIAL READINGS ON WAR, JUSTICE, NON-VIOLENCE AND
WORLD ORDER, Armstrong, Richard and Joseph Fakey, Eds., 1992

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