This course examines the use of nonviolence to resolve conflict within and between nation states through film. The use of nonviolent conflict resolution is explored in diverse cultures and subcultures through the exploration of social and political ideologies, ethical issues, and moral and spiritual dilemmas. Foreign and domestic film will be studied for fictional and realistic scenarios, which offer nonviolent resolutions to war, civil and domestic conflicts, and terrorism. Because this course may be taken as an alternative to English Composition II, students will be expected to demonstrate competency in writing and research by producing work which is not only grammatically and mechanically correct but which displays effective sentence structure and organization, precise diction, appropriate use of research materials, and proper MLA documentation. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement and is an alternative to ENC 1102. A grade of “C” or higher must be attained.