RS 311

Gandhi and the Ethics of Nonviolence

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Also: PAAS 367

Centres upon the life and teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi. Examines Gandhi's religious thought with regard to ideals of nonviolence (ahimsā) and truth (satya), as well as his attempts to realize these principles in the personal, social and political spheres. Also covers a number of religious and political figures with comparable views, including B. R. Ambedkar, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Krishnamurti, Thich Nhat Hanh, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of RS 311, RS 301 (if taken in the same topic), PAAS 367.


  • Minimum third-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Religious Studies offered by the Religious Studies Program in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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