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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 103 The Problem of Peace in the Modern World

This course examines the ways that citizens and politicians worldwide have addressed the "problem of peace" in the modern era. It asks some basic questions: When is war justified? Is peace best pursued through political institutions or moral campaigns? Is peace simply the absence of war or something more substantive? The links (and tensions) between peace movements and other movements, like those for national liberation, womens rights, and civil rights, are also explored.