2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PCON 240 - Protesting Injustice, Waging Nonviolence

Why, when, and how do ordinary people organize collectively to challenge political, social and economic injustice? Drawing on case studies, peacebuilding theories, and social justice-themed documentaries, students analyze popular mobilization against injustice in both American and international settings. The course is feminist in sensibility, as it asks us how to study the ways in which individuals and groups experience injustice in systems of power. It also theorizes feminist modes of organizing across different case studies to ask, how can individuals organize to contest injustice. Focus is on intersectional modes of contestation, to illuminate the axes of class, gender, and race in challenging nonviolent injustice. As such, students examine feminist approaches to peacebuilding through social justice organizing at the community and individual level.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: Global Engagements

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