Volume 6, Number 1, Nov 2005
Plowshares Peace Studies Collaborative Syllabi Collection
The Plowshares Collaborative was formed in 2002 by three schools associated with historic peace churches. Earlham College (Quakers), Goshen College (Mennonite) and Manchester College (Church of the Brethren), with support from a Lilly Endowment grant, joined together to form the Collaborative with the goal of developing the strongest, most distinctive undergraduate program in peace studies in the United States.
The Collaborative is interested in supporting the field of peace studies as well as their own programs. One of the nice resources on the Plowshares website provides evidence of this support: a collection of 20+ peace and conflict syllabi from faculty at the participating schools. A separate collection of related syllabi gathered at a Plowshares Faculty Academy will also interest instructors working in this area. Finally, the site also provides links to other peace and conflict syllabi collections.
While not tied to the Plowshares project, readers may also be interested to know that the Nonviolence 101 site provides links to syllabi from courses on various forms of nonviolence and peacemaking that have been organized by year going back to 1995.