Nonviolence, Minor

Director:  Robin Valeri, Ph.D.

Nonviolence offers a unique academic program that emphasizes nonviolence as both a technique and a way of life. The core of the program is an education in the philosophy of nonviolence as conceived by such people as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. But the program also allows students to explore in theory and in practice such pragmatic nonviolent techniques as mediation, arbitration, vegetarianism, nonviolent political action, international relations and social action.

Students may participate in several ways: by taking individual course offerings; by participating as volunteers in any programs sponsored by this department; by pursuing a minor in nonviolence through course offerings; or by designing an interdepartmental major with a focus on nonviolence, utilizing the courses offered.

Requirements

Students wishing to design their own interdepartmental major that focuses on nonviolence should consult individually with the director.

Students wishing to complete a minor in nonviolence must complete the following:

NV-101INTRO NONVIOLENCE/CONFLICT RES3
NV-102VIOLENCE:CAUSES/EFFECTS3
Select any NV-200-level course3
NV-301PHILOSOPHY OF NONVIOLENCE3
Select two of the following:6
Any course from the Center for Nonviolence
LABOR RELATIONS
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
NATIONALISM & ETHNIC CONFLICT
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
Total Credits18