Manifestations of human violence in historical processes, cultural practices, value systems, and everyday experiences. Nonviolence and other strategies for maintaining peace. Multidisciplinary and interspecies perspectives on the ethics of harm and wellbeing. Causes and consequences of colonialism, human rights discourses, environmental exploitation, activism, bondage, genocide, aggression, 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).
About formatting the syllabus, you should see the following message above most of the text fields:
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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).
Per policy ACAF 2.03, course numbers may not be reused for a period of seven years. Please revise the course number to one that has not been offered in seven years. (http://www.sc.edu/policies/ppm/acaf203.pdf)
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).