A five-week course called "The Science of War and Peace" will give a big-picture view of this emerging field, covering questions such as whether resources like "conflict diamonds" are a civil war-causing curse, and under what conditions a peace accord is likely to be reached and maintained.
The course begins Thursday, Nov. 1 and runs each Thursday through Dec. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (no class on Thanksgiving). The class takes place at the American Computer Museum, which is near the Bobcat Football Stadium. Free parking is available.
The instructor is Chris O'Connor, a professor emerita of Grand Valley State University, where she taught social psychology and the psychology senior capstone, among other courses. O'Connor has a Ph.D. in social psychology from Michigan State University.
The course is offered by Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization affiliated with Montana State University's Extended University. Anyone can register for the course, which costs $97.50. However, those who choose to purchase a Wonderlust membership for $35 can take the course for $62.50. The membership discount will apply to all Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 courses. Members can also attend special events, field trips and discussions groups.
To register and/or become a Wonderlust member, visit http://eu.montana.edu/wonderlust or call the Office of Continuing Education at (406) 994-6683.
Contact: Instructor Chris O'Connor, (406) 582-5445, firstname.lastname@example.org