TCH 515 Mohandas Gandhi and Nonviolence for the 21st Century
Faculty: C. Anthony Hunt, Ph.D., E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies (Profile)
ABOUT THE COURSE
Mohandas K. Gandhi was one of the leading international political and religious leaders of the 20th century. He was one of the few persons in modern history to lead in the struggle for human progress simultaneously on moral, religious, political, and cultural fronts. His life and praxis of non-violence impacted many persons in India and across the world in the promotion of peace and love with justice, and continues to impact persons and institutions today. This course offers an analysis of the life and writings of Mohandas K. Gandhi, with particular focus on the implications of Gandhi’s work on the contemporary society. The course will provide a foundation for the academic study of Mohandas K. Gandhi, with particular focus on the historical and contemporary implications of how his philosophy and praxis could be helpful in the discovery of non-violent approaches to social justice, community-building, conflict resolution and political, social and religious transformation in the 21st century.