INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Fall 2019, Section 001 - Gender, War, and Peace
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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:

  1. Demonstrate insight into the central themes in the study of gender in peace and conflict research.
  2. Be aware of different approaches to and perspectives on the gendered aspects of war and peace in existing scholarly knowledge.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 an individual final project.

Intended Audience:

International Studies Majors and Minors.

Class Format:

Seven themed modules explored through readings and lectures.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
25205
Closed
0
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
25576
Closed
0
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
20983
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
33116
Open
6
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
25238
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
25268
Open
1
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
32137
Closed
0
 
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Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
32166
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
32329
Open
13
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
35511
Open
19
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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