LC 218 - Learning Community: Swords, Saviors and Saints: Global Security & Humanitarianism in Practice
This learning community links an international themed course at Stonehill (see options below) with a 4-week, summer capstone experience in Armenia. Get ready for immersive, high-impact learning in human rights, peacebuilding and diplomacy, conflict analysis and resolution, global security studies, and peace and conflict studies, with internships in one of nine globally and regionally-known NGOs, think tanks, and media organizations! This LC also features visits to the ancient monasteries of Armenia (the first Christian state) and to the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Students will examine the ways in which beliefs, ideas and ideologies clash within societies and between states, often resulting in war and violence. The persecution of the Armenian Christian communities in the Ottoman Empire culminated in the tragic Armenian Genocide of the early twentieth century. As the first mass genocide of the global era, the world’s response to it ushered in what we now know as modern humanitarianism, large-scale, coordinated political, religious, and philanthropic relief movements with networks of supporting institutions. In the United States, the response to the Armenian Genocide laid the foundations for organized humanitarian and refugee assistance regimes that would later develop on a global scale. Limited to 12.
Corequisite(s): Students will take one of the following courses with the LC:
POL 143 - International Politics
POL 347 - Conflict Analysis and Resolution (fulfills Social Scientific Inquiry)
POL 348 - Peace and Conflict Studies
ECO 230 - Development Economics (pre-requisites: ECO 176 and ECO 178 ) (fulfills Statistical Reasoning)
ENV 200 - Principles of Environmental Science (fulfills Natural Scientific Inquiry)
General Education Attribute(s): Catholic Intellectual Traditions, Moral Inquiry
Note: There is an additional cost of approximately $3,500, which includes travel, lodging, and expenses for cultural tours, museum entry fees, and performances.