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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PAX 290 - Nonviolence: Perceptions and Perspectives

Nonviolence is a cornerstone of Peace and Reconciliation Studies, and a thorough understanding of the history, theory, and practice of the ideas and ethics relating to nonviolence is essential. This interdisciplinary course investigates the development of theories of nonviolence and philosophical, cultural, and religious perspectives on nonviolence. Examples of the practice of nonviolence from across the globe are highlighted, and the skills and tools necessary for the ethical practice of nonviolence and the creation of cultures of peace are investigated. This course is required for the Peace and Reconciliation Studies minor and certificates.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity or International Perspectives and Ethics.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3