This course is a survey of major theories of peace and justice from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, sociology, and politics. Emphasis may include ancient Greek philosophy, biblical, liberation theories, contemporary theories justice, Catholic social tradition and others.
This course provides an introduction to the study of conflict and its resolution by exploring the basic theoretical concepts of the field. Students will also learn and practice skills for intervening and resolving conflicts.
The senior seminar course will focus on readings and discussion on topics in peace and justice studies. Each student in consultation with the instructor and other seminar participants will select a topic based on previous work in the major. Appropriate reading and discussion questions will be assigned for each of the topics. Students will prepare and present a seminar paper and lead discussion on their individual topic.