BEND - As the United States sends its troops into combat in Iraq and a wide range of issues are hotly debated on the home front, the residents of Central Oregon will have a new resource to turn to that might help inform their conversations.
Beginning spring term, Oregon State University-Cascades Campus will offer a new course titled "War and Peace: A Dialogue." It will be held Sundays from 6-8 p.m. to encourage participation by a broad cross section of the working public, along with regular students.
Nine faculty members from the campus will participate in the course, and it's intended to provide a safe, structured environment for dialogue and critical analysis. Among the topics to be covered:
"In talking with students and community members, it has become apparent that many individuals are in need of a safe, respectful and constructive space in which to discuss and critically analyze this important time in U.S. history," said Natalie Dollar, an associate professor at the Cascades Campus. "Our intent is to provide a variety of frameworks, through readings and brief lectures, that facilitate student and community member dialogue concerning these uncertain times."
All participants must pay the regular tuition for the one-credit-hour course, but students may take it for credit at their option. More information on the course, registration, location and other details can be found on the web at http://www.osucascades.edu.
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Natalie Dollar, 541-322-3140