Summer 2016 Courses

Peace Studies 1050: Introduction to Peace Studies
Peace Studies 1050 is an introductory course in which students will research and analyze complex issues on four primary topics :(1) international and civil war; (2) peace, global environmental policy and justice; (3) nonviolent social movements and change; (4) cultures, intellectuals, and war and peace.  This course fulfills Writing Intensive (WI) requirements. For more information, contact Professor Jesse P. Van Gerven by email at   jvangerv@butler.edu   Van Gerven is Instructor - Science, Technology, and Society Program, Butler University.


Peace Studies 1051: International Conflict Resolution and Group Reconciliation
Professor(s): Jamil Wekhian
Peace Studies 1051 is an online course analyzing examples of major international conflicts and resolution methods such as the Irish Peace Accords, the Camp David Accords and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, strategic nuclear arms limitation and the Kyoto Protocol. Section 2 will be writing intensive. For more information, contact Professor Jamil Wekhian by email at wekhianj@missouri.edu.


Peace Studies 1052: Global Warming, Climate Change, Catastrophic Climate Destabilization
Professor(s): Johann Bruhn
Peace Studies 1052 fulfills a student’s writing intensive requirement and focuses on topics such as greenhouse gases and the consequences of climate change. Students will learn about sustainable energy sources, efficiency of energy use and divestment from fossil fuels. Section 2 will be writing intensive. For more information, contact Professor Johann Bruhn by email at BruhnJ@missouri.edu.


Peace Studies 2200: Nuclear Weapons: Environmental, Health and Social Effects
Professor(s): Steven Starr
Peace Studies 2200 focuses on topics of nuclear weaponry: global effects on health and agriculture, history of developing weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and nonproliferation movements, and understanding and dialogue about scientific issues. Section 2 will be writing intensive.  This course is cross-listed with Health Sciences 2200 and Sociology 2281.  Section 2 will be writing intensive.  For more information, contact Professor Steven Starr by email at StarrSt@health.missouri.edu.


Peace Studies 2280: Race, Democracy, and Violence in Cuba and Haiti
Professor(s): Joshua E. Olsberg
Peace Studies 2280 will analyze race and ethnicity, national identity, political and economic systems, and state-sponsored violence and human rights in the Caribbean basin.  Section 2 will be writing intensive and both options cross-listed as Sociology 2280 and Geography 2280. For more information, contact Professor Joshua E. Olsberg, by email at jolsberg@nu.edu


Peace Studies 2600: The CAFO Discourse: Industrialized Animal Factories
Professor(s): Dr. Daria Kerridge
Peace Studies 2600 is a multi-disciplined humanities course that focuses on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.  We consider the prose of the human community as it intersects with widespread industrialization of agriculture and its inevitable social, economic and environmental realities.

Section 2 will be writing intensive. For more information, contact Professor Daria Kerridge at KerridgeB@missouri.edu


First Summer Session 2016 (June)
New Face to Face Course

The MU Peace Studies Program is pleased to announce that a new face to face course in the first summer session is now open for enrollment: Peace Studies 1053, Terror, Violence, and Guns.

The course will analyze international terrorist groups, gun violence, and violence against women, with particular attention to the recruitment process to terrorism, and alternate public policies for the reduction of violence. 

The course will be taught by Professor Emeritus Paul Wallace, who has taught a course about terrorism for many years and is a scholar and consultant in the area of South Asia, writing, for example, a distinguished series of books on elections in India.  

Karen Piper is the author of The Price of Thirst, Left in the Dust, Cartographic Fictions, and A Girl’s Guide to Missiles, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including one from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Doctoral student Katelynn Towne-Arnold will join them as a co-instructor with expertise on violence in black and in minority communities, policing the minority community, and gun control.

The course will meet daily 2:30PM - 4:30PM in Middlebush 212. 

Occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge, 2016

Occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge, 2016

Occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge, 2016

Occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge, 2016

Stop violence against women demonstration, Germany 2016

Stop violence against women demonstration, Germany 2016

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