INTS 475: Special Topics

INTS 475-A01: Forgive/Reconcil Divided Comm
(Summer 2019)

01:20 PM to 04:20 PM MWF

Thompson Hall 1017

Section Information for Summer 2019

How does one define or describe the relationship between forgiveness and reconciliation, especially within the context of a divided community? Can forgiveness be imposed upon someone who is hurting either as an injured party or as a wrongdoer? What is the process involved in self forgiveness? Is there forgiveness in politics?  Is reconciliation possible without forgiveness and vice versa? What does reconciliation require? These are some of the questions students will address as they explore the nature and the processes involved in forgiveness and reconciliation.

This course will also discuss about the nature and dynamics of conflict creating hostilities, affecting human relationships and tearing communities apart in the process. Students will explore the psycho-emotional, religio-cultural, philosophical and political aspects of reconciliation and forgiveness, ranging from personal, interpersonal, national and international levels, respectively. Competencies covered in this learning community include Communication, Group Interaction, Wellbeing, Critical Thinking and Global Understanding.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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