Past Courses

See a list of courses related to the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life that have been offered over the years.

Spring 2011 Courses

Acting Together NYC screening discussion

Panel discussion following September 2010 screening of "Acting Together" in New York City.

PAX 250 – The Arts of Building Peace
Instructor: Cynthia Cohen
Time: Wednesdays, 9:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Through analysis of case studies, interviews with socially engaged artists, critical reflection on works of art and student projects, this course explores how cultural productions contribute to non-violent resistance, the re-humanization of former enemies, and reconciliation. Usually offered every year.

This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students can register online; undergraduate students should have an add/drop form from the registrar's office signed.

Interested undergraduate students should send a brief email to Prof. Cohen,, indicating the reasons they are interested in the course. May not be taken for credit by students who took COEX 250a in prior years.

 See Course Catalog for special notes.

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Explore Programs in Peacebuilding and the Arts.

Explore Acting Together on the World Stage.

Presenters 2010

Students from "Advocacy for Policy Change" present their work (Spring 2010).

LGLS 161b – Advocacy for Policy Change
Instructor: Melissa Stimell, Teaching Assistant: Cynthia Tschampl
Time: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:40 AM to 12:00 PM (Block H)

This is an experiential learning course. This hands-on course invites students to address concrete social problems through public policy reform. It provides background in theories, advocacy skills, networks, and key players that drive the legislative process. Focusing on policy change at the statehouse level, students engage with elected officials and community organizations to advance key legislation affecting social welfare, health, education, and economic justice. Usually offered every year.

There are no prerequisites. This course is open to all undergraduates, but requires a registration code. Interested students should email the Legal Studies Program administrator at for the registration code before early registration.

Priority is given to juniors and seniors and those students majoring or minoring in Politics, Legal Studies and Social Justice and Social Policy. This course can satisfy the internship requirement for Legal Studies and SJSP.

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