Global Conflict and Justice

Single Semester Course

The study of war may appear to be an exercise in encountering the horror, brutality, and futility of armed conflict. While this is partially true, this course will also encourage students to go beyond this idea and to analyze issues central to human nature, including: conflict and harmony, the experience of wartime, questions about heroism and glory, the conception of the “other,” and national identity. By the end of this course, each student will become much more knowledgeable about the conflicts that took place in the 20th century, but more importantly how nations and individuals worked toward justice and change in their corner of the world. Students will also become informed global citizens who are able to think critically about current events and be active and passionate advocates for alternatives to war.