INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 002 Gender, War, and Peace
Term: WN 2018
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This interdisciplinary course explores the gendered nature of war and peace. The conventional wisdom surrounding war suggests that it is a quintessentially masculine realm, missing the complex and varied roles that both men and women play in waging war and forging peace. Students will be exposed to a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the relationships between gender, armed conflict, and peacebuilding with the goal of developing analytic tools for considering war and peace across both time and space.

Readings will be drawn from history, sociology, anthropology, international relations, literature, diaries and memoirs, and the popular press. Course assessment will be based on participation in discussion, written reflections on readings, one presentation, and a final paper analyzing the gendered dimensions of a specific conflict or peace-building effort. Efforts will be made to incorporate all four International Studies subplans.

As a result of the course, students will be able to:

Demonstrate insight into the central themes in the study of gender in peace and conflict research.
Be aware of different approaches to and perspectives on the gendered aspects of war and peace in existing scholarly knowledge.
Identify institutional actors, processes and efforts to address the gendered nature of armed violence and respond to the demands for building more equal post-war societies.
Design and carry-out an analytical writing task, using a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, on a topic relevant to the course.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, three written reflections, group case study, and individual final project.

Intended Audience:

International Studies Majors and Minors

Class Format:

Seven themed modules explored through readings and lectures.

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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18851
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25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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20957
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25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
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20958
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25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
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25852
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25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
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27553
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25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
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31050
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25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
009 (SEM)
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31201
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8LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (SEM)
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27774
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25
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
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31372
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5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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