HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-002: History of Peace
(Spring 2021)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM T

Thompson Hall 1017 - Hybrid

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Section Information for Spring 2021

This course will discuss ideas and policies concerning peace through world history, with emphasis on recent issues and developments, and with a global focus.  The kinds of questions involved include: human nature, is humankind naturally warlike and what’s the evidence from early history? What is the relationship between the major religions and peace, and are there key differences? Why are some regions more peaceful than others? What’s the U.S. take on peace, and should it be revisited? Is war declining, and what are some possible reasons? Are we and should we be reopening the global framework for peace and war? The course will emphasize discussion, including some student panels, and a paper that combines research and interpretation. Skills development includes writing, oral presentation group work and problem analysis.

HIST 387 002 is a hybrid section with online-coursework and in-class meetings.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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