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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 309A
Title Alternatives to Violence: Philosophical Approach
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI/V


This course explores the alternatives to violence by critically analyzing the lives and thoughts of major western and nonwestern practitioners of nonviolence, including Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and contemporary practitioners like Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi and others. It considers different conflict resolution methods than can be applied at interpersonal, community, country and global levels. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for PHL309.