This course aims at introducing the student to three broad ethical questions; when, if ever, is recourse to arms legitimate? What Constraints should apply to “just or/unjust” wars? How should war end in relation to peace and justice? These three questions will be systematically discussed by critically examining a selection of historical cases and writings in the modern-day context.

Course Purpose:

This course seeks to study the theology of peace from a Biblical perspective with a view of explaining the place of the bible and the role of the Church in fostering peace and reconciliation in divided African Societies.

ETH202x is about the Ethics of War in three main perspectives. When if ever, is it right to resort to war? What restraints should be put in place during the conduct of war? and How should the war end in relation to peace and justice?


By the end of this course the student will be able to:

Describe the three main concerns of political science: political philosophy and ethics, empirical and behavioral political science, and public policy.

Explain the theories of governance structures and decision making.

Classify government and political systems

Assess the impact of political socialization on political participation and decision making processes.

Evaluate the role of interest groups and political parties in political decision making.