Discuss the philosophical and religious foundations, theory, history and practice of nonviolence as a method of social change through the examples of some of the great nonviolent leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesear Chavez.
Assess the multiple dimensions of global diversity (race, ethnicity, religion); common responses to differences and positive alternatives. The course concludes with the ethical basis for seeking social justice and strategies for dismantling discrimination and repairing strained ethnic divides at the individual, institutional and societal levels.
Students examine case studies of contemporary conflicts to explain and test various theoretical perspectives and to examine the consequence of war.
How does society define and manage those members considered socially deviant, including the criminally and mentally ill? Learn the answer here as you study contemporary institutional problems, including inequality, racism and sexism.
Explore the social dynamics of human attraction, dating, mate selection, marriage, sexuality, family planning, pregnancy, parenting and aging. Students examine challenges families face with communication, two-job families, finances, conflict, crises, abuse, divorce, remarriage, blending families and death. Develop the skills for analyzing family health and improving family relationships.
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