Comparative Cultural Studies

CCS3666Icons of Non-Violence I (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3666)3 ch [W]

Examines the religious, philosophical and ethical justifications from the perspectives of different religious traditions of non-violence as a tool for social change in the contemporary world. We will study the concepts and theories of non-violence that may include selected writings of L.N. Tolstoy (Russia), M. Gandhi (India) and R. Menchu (Guatemala) within their cultural, social, historical and religious traditions. This course is offered in English.

Prerequisite: 30 ch or permission of the instructor.