Nonviolence may be regarded as a means, an end, or a way of life. This course examines the proponents, philosophies and techniques of nonviolent action in the resolution of personal interpersonal, societal, and international conflicts. Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. are among the proponents of nonviolence studied in the course. In addition, the qualities, attitudes and roles of nonviolent activists are identified through studies of the nature of power and the methods and dynamics of nonviolent action. 3 credits.