Gateway Seminar: Gandhi, King, Mandela

History 163S

Focuses on the words and actions of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela, in order to understand the politics and ethics of non-violent civil disobedience across the world; considers local and global forces that shaped the lives and histories of these men; traces both arc and archive of disobedient actions by these men to ask why the twentieth century has been prone to such acts of dissidence; explores the role of photography, film, art, and the internet in shaping our contemporary memories of these leaders; and offers opportunity to write a research paper that will consider whether civil disobedience is a dangerous idea. Instructor: Ramaswamy

Curriculum Codes: 


Theme (Concentration)

Human Rights and Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity


Global and Comparative