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RST-345 Justice and Peace

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course analyzes contemporary issues of justice and peace, including classism, racism, sexism, and violence.  Topics such as world hunger, terrorism, and heterosexism will be considered from personal, communal, and global perspectives within the context of theological and moral teachings of various religious traditions.  Prerequisite: RST-201.  This course fulfills the general education requirements for 300/400-level religious studies, values, and cross-cultural studies.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  1. Discuss the issues and structures of injustice
  2. Participate in Social Analysis, including theological reflection
  3. Identify current teaching from the Christian Churches, relative to matters justice
  4. Assess personal participation in systems of injustice and define possible responses

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Readings and outside class media assignments/class participation
  2. Reflection/ integration paper for each of the four major topics
  3. Final project: research/social analysis

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.