POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Section: 007 Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This graduate-level seminar focuses on how and why sexual and gender-based violence forms part contentious politics, and consequences of such violence. Understandings of sexual and gender-based violence range from seeing it as weapon of war, or a strategic part of the coercive repertoire of states and insurgents, to wanton and senseless opportunistic violence driven by individual urges. While sexual and gender-based violence is perhaps more frequent and occurring with more brutality in wars, it also occurs outside of war contexts, as part of the repressive repertoire of the state security apparatus. We will explore variation in sexual and gender-based violence within and outside war contexts, the logics of different forms of sexual and gender-based violence, patterns of targeting, how we might understand these forms of violence relative to other forms of violence and coercion, and the consequences of such violence conflict dynamics and peacebuilding. An important theme running through the course will also be the inherent research challenges associated with this topic, ranging from conceptual concerns, ethical challenges, as well as issues related to data access and biases.

Course Requirements:

Graduate standing

Intended Audience:

Graduate students

POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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Note: This course will be titled "Political Psychology".
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33506
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Note: This course will be titled "Critique and Critical Theory from Kant to Foucault".
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28854
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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