REC3110 Reconciliation in a Racialized Society

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen

Course Description:

Reconciliation aspects are as many as different societies and cultures. There are religious, socio-cultural, economic, political, Psychological and juridical, aspects of reconciliations to mention a few. This course analyzes the racial reconciliation. The course focuses on the holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, the apartheid in South Africa, the racial tension between China and Japan, and the racial conflict in the United States.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will enable students to understand racial conflict beyond the color of skin and explore the history and theory of racial tension in the societies that are impacted by racial hatred and division. The theories and justifications used to hate, segregate, dominate, exploit and eliminate others is examined in the light of biblical theology.

Why This Course Is Important:

For any healthy Christian mind, racism is an irrational act and behavior of people who are racist. However, behind every racial conflict there is rational ground for those who are implementing it without any conflict of conscious. This course explores the philosophical, anthropological, theological, and economic reasons of racism in society.