|11/29/2023 6:41:45 AM||
||New Course (First Version)
|Discipline and Nbr:
PHILOSOPHY OF PEACE||
Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 2008||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 2008||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 2008||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2008||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2008||Inactive:||
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,
2. Explain philosophical origins of theory and practice of
peace and nonviolence in Eastern, Western, and other
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
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
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 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
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
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|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||
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