Violence and peace in current events, cultural practices, historical periods, and everyday experiences. The ethics shaping violence and peace-making strategies. Classroom discussions and lectures analyzing harm and wellbeing. Themes addressing the Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (VSR) carolina core component, including colonialism, environmental exploitation, bondage, mass extinctions, and racism.
This course adds to the variety of the existing carolina core course offerings by surveying issues and settings that cross-cut diverse human contexts. While social practices, ideologies, and cultural beliefs are the focus, a comparative, interspecies perspective is also offered that broadens the temporal and conceptual scope. Violence and Peace brings literatures on human harm and wellbeing into an integrated discussion that challenges discourses that tend to handle each theme in isolation. In light of the prevalence of violence in mass media, entertainment, and current events, this course provides students with an opportunity to make sense of experiences and information that impact them regularly. Students are encouraged to go beyond observing problems, to finding patterns, identifying alternatives, and articulating peaceful solutions. In addition, this course integrates university ethical priorities directly, framing them against national concerns for campus safety, tolerance, and freedom from harassment or violation.
Academic terms at USC are 14 weeks, not 15. The course outline needs to be restructured to fit into 14 weeks (42 in-class hours).
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I find that this works pretty well for me.
Better, but still a couple issues with the syllabus (I apologize for not catching these the first time).
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I put in a new proposal to change the course from Chinese Popular Culture to Violence and Peace. Once that is done (hopefully not too long!), we can add the Carolina Core Desingation.
Just sit on this proposal for now and I'll let you know when they change the course.
Administratively moved forward to College/School Rep (AS).
Looks like a great course. The VSR Committee had some reservations about the group debate project as the primary basis for evaluating how VSR learning outcomes are met. This will be an issue when broader assessment of VSR courses asks for materials from this course. However, it was clear from the proposal that a significant amount of the course materials address VSR learning outcomes, and each learning outcome was met.
Interesting and relevant course!
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
The next Curricula and Courses Committee meeting will be held on Monday November 13 at noon in the Thomas Cooper Library, room 412. Although your attendance is not required, if you would like additional clarification on the issues outlined above, you are welcome to attend.
If the above concerns are addressed, and the proposal reaches the Curricula and Courses Committee by Nov 20, 2017 noon, it will be approved and included in those courses being recommended to the Faculty Senate for consideration at the upcoming December Faculty Senate meeting. Should it be approved at that meeting, it would be included in the Fall 2018 Bulletin. If it does not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in January.
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Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
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