CCS 400 JUNIOR SEMINAR:
GLOBAL PEACE AND JUSTICE

A collaboration between Byron Plumley and James Roth

SYLLABUS

The library has good material on how to evaluate internet sources.  Here are two additional short pieces on how to evaluate sources:
     "How to Evaluate Sources"
     "On the Value of Comparative Analysis in Evaluating Sources"

Essays and research summaries should use citations in a standard format: APA, MLA, or another widely accepted format.
APA Citation Format
APA Citation Format for Electronic Sources

Oral Presentation Guidelines

In 2003, I wrote some comments in response to students' essays on the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the campaign that led to its passage. 


"ROMERO"
Many courses on peace and justice in Latin America use the film "Romero."  I wrote a review of the movie, highlighting its historical and sociological shortcomings.

FILMS on GLOBALIZATION and WORLD HUNGER
"The Global Banquet: Politics of Food" (Maryknoll, 2001)
"Rich World, Poor Women: Women and Globalization" Bill Moyers Now on PBS, 5 September 2005

IRAQ
For additional background information on the U.S. war against Iraq and a bit of diplomatic, social, and economic history concerning relations between Iraq and the U.S., see these two articles, both published months before the invasion began:

G. Simon Harak, S.J., "Why Invade Iraq?" Blueprint for Social Justice, October/November 2002.
Sarah Graham-Brown and Chris Toensing, "Why Another War? A Backgrounder on the Iraq Crisis." Middle East Research and Information Project. October 2002.

Although the articles are now four years old, they briefly present useful information and analysis concerning both Iraq and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT

We recently viewed "Palestine Is Still the Issue," a documentary by John Pilger. Here are my notes on the movie.

Also, Pilger recently wrote a piece about the threats to democracy posed by war and uncritical media.  It's called "The Blair Doctrine: Blood & Money."

VIETNAM
My notes on the 1975 documentary classic, "Hearts and Minds"

ARMS TRADE
Here is a closely paraphrased transcript of the documentary, "Arms for the Poor."