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Peace Studies Program at Montgomery College Offers Two New Courses

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Published: 2016-08-16 00:00:01.000

PEACE STUDIES COURSES
These two courses are the beginning of a Peace Studies program at Montgomery College. A new and rapidly expanding field, Peace Studies represents a vital means of understanding local and world affairs, as well as providing career opportunities in a variety of professional fields. Please share these courses with your students for the fall; they may even the basis for a possible career option.

<b>PHIL 209 </b>
Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
Professor Levitas
CRN 24530
3 credits
MW 3:30-4:55 p.m.
Starts: 9/07/16
Ends: 12/18/16
Rockville HU 103
Introduces the students to peace and justice thought both in Western and Eastern philosophic literature. It will also explore how the Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions address the issues of peace and justice in individual, family, communal, national, and global life. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, READ 120, MATH 093/096. Three hours each week.


<b>POLI 205</b>
Introduction to Human Rights
Professor Smith
CRN 24707
3 credits
MWF 3:45-5:10 p.m.
Starts: 10/05/16
Ends: 12/18/16
Rockville HU 133
A survey of the field of human rights, from the local to the international level. The idea of humane treatment will be traced from the ancient societies down to the present "global village." Perspectives on human rights from a wide variety of academic disciplines will be considered, including cultural expressions and sustainable development. A significant part of the classroom time will be spent on an activity related to community service. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours each week.

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