145. Conflict, Power, Inequality, and Change
(Formerly numbered Civic Engagement 145.) Lecture, four hours. Broad historic trend of systems in conflict since beginnings of colonialism, including capitalism, urbanism, liberalism, and neoliberalism. Examination of modalities and theories of conflict and transformation, with emphasis on three primary forms of societal conflict: social movements, war, and terrorism. Study of resource scarcity through two specific dimensions: how it is leveraged to meet political ends, and how it can be harnessed for conflict intervention, resolution, transformation, and prevention. P/NP or letter grading.