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Peace and Conflict Studies 15 hp

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.

The course is about different armed conflicts, such as interstate wars, civil wars and terrorism. We will study these conflicts from various perspectives in order to be able to understand why they occur and how they can be solved. The course is divided in two modules. The first module focuses on different views of armed conflicts whilst the second module comprises in teaching how to independently analyse an armed conflict.

Kursinnehåll

Module 1. Concepts, Theories and Actors, 7.5 credits
Contents
  • Concepts and theories
  • Different types of armed conflicts and actors
  • Emergence, progress, solution and consequences of armed conflicts

Intended learning outcomes (ILO)
On completion of the course the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
- describe the basic concepts of peace and conflict research
- describe different types of armed conflict and actors
- account for basic theories of peace and conflict research on the emergence, progress, solution and consequences of armed conflicts

Examination
The module and the intended learning outcomes above are examined with a written take home exam.

Module 2. Conflicts in the Word, 7.5 credits
Contents
  • Analysis of armed conflicts
  • Source criticism

Intended learning outcomes (ILO)
On completion of the course the student should be able to:

Skills and abilities
- collect information about armed conflicts
- conduct and present analyzes of armed conflicts with the help of relevant concepts and theories of peace and conflict research

Judgement and approach
- evaluate information on armed conflicts by using source-critical methods

Examination
The module is examined with a written seminar on source criticism and a written analytical project presented at a second seminar. The analytical project is written in groups of two, but students will be examined on an individual basis.

Förkunskapskrav

General entry requirements and completed 30 credits in the area of social science, or the equivalent. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish.

Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå
Kurskod/Ladokkod: LPCK10
Kursen ges vid: Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

Tidigare och pågående kurstillfällen

Typ av Kurs
Programkurs
Studieform
Campus
Termin
Hösten 2020: vecka 34 - vecka 42
Studietakt
100%
Undervisningsspråk
Engelska
Ort
Jönköping
Kurstid
Dag
Examinator
Marco Nilsson
Kursansvarig
Marco Nilsson
Gäller enbart studenter utanför EU/EES/Schweiz: Studieavgift
22500kr
Kursplan
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Anmälningskod
HJ-L0321