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HIS 218 - Nonviolent Activism in Modern Asia

Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in World Traditions and Cultures.

Course Description: Nonviolence has long been used as an effective strategy for opposing Western imperialism, pursuing democracy and justice, creating social and political change, and resolving domestic and global conflicts in the 20th century Asia. The best examples are Mohandas Gandhi in India, Dalai Lama in Tibet, Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, and the Tiananmen pro-democracy student movement in China. Through a critical study of documentary sources and a series of interactive “games,” this course explores the philosophy, tactics, and outcomes of nonviolent struggles in modern Asia from historical, comparative and cross-cultural perspectives.

Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III, World Traditions & Cultures

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Junior Athlete
      Junior Honors
      Senior Honors Athlete
      Senior Athlete
      Senior Honors
      Junior Athlete & Honors