Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


    ENG 342 - JYS: The Nonviolent Alternative

    Participants in this seminar will study the literature of nonviolence as it has developed in the 20th and 21st centuries, using the title of Thomas Merton’s collection of essays, “The Nonviolent Alternative” as the central theme. The course is concerned about how individuals - and by extension corporate bodies - might internalize nonviolent response to violence. As such, participants in the seminar will explore nonviolence as a way of being in the world. The seminar includes textual study, and practice in Yoga, Tai Chi Tao, and Aikido. Participants will also consider nonviolence in the context of globalization and Roman Catholic social teaching. It fulfills the Junior Year Seminar general education requirement.

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    Credits: 3