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TAKOMA PARK FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE BOOK 2010 - 2011

Peace & Justice: Making Connections Through Peace & Justice. The 2010 - 2011 First Year Experience, Montgomery College, Takoma Park / Silver Spring (.pdf file)


COURSE SYLLABUS
CONCEPTS OF FORGIVENESS
Honors Course HP251
Prof. Tulin Levitas, Philosophy

            This course will introduce the students to the concept of forgiveness as it has been applied by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.  In their examination of this concept, students will explore the sources of the concept, both by investigating its Judeo-Christian roots as well as its African roots of ubuntu. For a complete description, see the
syllabus (.doc file)
 

COURSE SYLLABUS
FORGIVENESS AND JUSTICE
Independent Study Honors Course HP251
Prof. Tulin Levitas, Philosophy

            This course will introduce the students to the concept of forgiveness and its relationship to the concept of justice by examining the work that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has done in South Africa.  In their examination of this work students will explore the sources of the concept of forgiveness in its Judao-Christian roots as well in its South African roots of Ubuntu.  Additionally, students will investigate the question of whether the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has indeed led to the achievement of justice.For a complete description, see the syllabus (.doc file) 

COURSE SYLLABUS
SHAKESPEARE TUTORIAL. THEME: REVENGE AND FORGIVENESS
Independent Study Honros Course HP251
Prof. Francine Jamin, English

            This course involves reading the three Shakespeare plays As You Like It, Hamlet,  and The Tempest with a special focus on the theme of crime, revenge, and forgiveness. Students will read essays by literary critics who have ideas about Shakespeare and drama in general, talk about the period in English history that the plays represent, and consider defining features of the literary genres of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomic romance. For a complete description, see the syllabus (.doc file)


ASSIGNMENTS

In-Class Exercise for "The Roots of War," essay by Barbara Ehrenreich from the Bedford Reader, 10th ed., (Word .doc) Victoria Baldassano, EN101, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Montgomery College

Persuasive Exercise for the film The Ground Truth, (Word .doc) Victoria Baldassano, EN101, Takoma Park/SS

Questions for "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier", (Word .doc) Victoria Baldassano, EN101, Takoma Park/SS


FACULTY RESOURCES for PEACE EDUCATION

Global Campaign for Peace Education at the Hague Appeal for Peace

Peace Education: A Pathway to a Culture of Peace, free e-book by Navarro-Castro and Nario-Galace, from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

Peace Education, Newsletter of the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

Peace Media Clearinghouse, a collection of key audio and visual resources and best practices related to conflict management. A Joint Project of the U.S. Institute of Peace Center of Innovation for Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, and Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Program.

The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice, The Advocates for Human Rights, Discover Human Rights Institute

United States Institute of Peace / Education and Training Center:
Resources and Tools / Teaching and Learning Guides


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS FOR FACULTY and ADMINISTRATORS

Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

Peace and Justice Studies Association


AUDIO

NPR Story: French Movie Alerts Public to Immigrants Plight, May 20, 2010

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Course materials page last updated September 13, 2009.

International Peace Day, September 21, 2011


UNITED NATIONS DAY

65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945 on Friday, October 24th, 2011


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2011

 

 


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English Dept., SB104b, Rockville Campus  (240) 567-7414

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