INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2020, Section 004 - Sexual Violence and War
Instruction Mode: Section 004 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

Sexual violence occurs in many conflicts, and affects both women, men and children. The consequences of the violence can be detrimental to the survivors themselves, their families, and entire communities; and the effects can linger long after war has ended. Only recently has the international community recognized this type of violence as an international security issue. How and why did the international community start to take this issue seriously? How prevalent is conflict-related sexual violence globally? What are the causes and consequences of conflict-related sexual violence? How can we stop sexual violence, and help survivors? These are some of the key questions in this course.

Sexual violence can be a particularly difficult topic to study due to the sensitive nature of the topic, which can create ethical dilemmas and practical challenges. We will discuss how we do research on sensitive or hidden phenomena in general, and how to evaluate and use different types of source material in the case of sexual violence in particular. The students will use this skill set to do a case study of a recent or ongoing conflict. Based on theories about causes of conflict-related sexual violence and existing data and findings, we will discuss what policies and prevention mechanisms could reduce or stop conflict-related sexual violence.

Class Format:

The course will include individual and group-based assignments. Grades will be determined based on a final written assignment (take-home exam) (50%), a midterm group assignment based on class readings and own research (30%), and class participation and quizzes (20%).

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
18453
Open
12
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
20354
Open
9
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
27017
Open
0
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
33923
Open
16
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
32417
Open
12
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
32419
Open
2
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
33629
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
33631
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
25199
Open
4
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
33632
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
33633
Open
7
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
33636
Open
6
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
014 (SEM)
 In Person
33874
Open
17
6LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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