Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
TA Discussion Sections Th 7-8, Th 9-10, Su 7-8
Professor Maria McMath
Office: Founders 027
Cedar Balazs (cbalazs@)
Emily Higgs (ehiggs@)
Office Hours: TTH 1:30-2:30, and by appointment
Marien Levy (mlevy@)
This introductory level course is intended for beginning students in the field of
peace and conflict studies.
Advanced students with active interests in these areas may
also enroll, however, the class is oriented towards freshmen and sophomores.
class will be strictly limited to 40 students.
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict
It will draw on perspectives from anthropology, social psychology, political
science, sociology, history, economics and law.
We will consider why conflicts occur,
and what kinds of responses are employed to address them.
The following books have been ordered through the Haverford College
bookstore, and will also be on reserve at Magill Library:
Bourgois, et al.
Violence in War and Peace, An Anthology.
Genocide: An Anthropological Reader
We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed With our Families
Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War
Homefront: A Military City and the American 20
Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror
Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
All other readings and films for the course will be available through electronic reserves
on Blackboard, or through Tripod [electronic resources] like Anthrosource, JSTOR,