NV 102. Violence: Its Causes and Effects
Is violence inescapably part of the human condition? Can anything be done to reduce violence in one’s personal life, in community life, in international relations? This course considers the nature of violence and its biological, sociological and psychological roots. It examines the various effects of violence on individuals, communities and states in times of war and peace. Finally, the course explores some ethical, spiritual and political approaches to reducing violence.