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Cursus: GE2V18001
GE2V18001
Conflict Analysis
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CursuscodeGE2V18001
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
ContactpersoonL.M. Gould, MA
E-mailL.M.Gould@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
L.M. Gould, MA
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Docent
L.M. Gould, MA
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Docent
L. Uhm
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Docent
L.A. de Visser
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Blok
1  (05-09-2018 t/m 02-11-2018)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotA: MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 20-08-2018 09:00 t/m 21-08-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
Learning outcomes: after completing the course, students will have:
- Knowledge of theoretical approaches to analyse contemporary violent conflict.
- Capacity to apply abstract theoretical ideas and concepts to selected case studies of contemporary violent conflict. The ability to engage in a dialogue between theory and evidence.
- Basic knowledge of a case study approach as a research method.
- Capacity to conduct a case study of a violent conflict. You will become better conflict analysts.
- Capacity to give oral presentations for a disciplinary mixed and international audience of students. 
 
Learning objectives and skills: 
• To introduce you to key texts on the causes of contemporary violent conflict.
• To introduce you to analytical approaches on contemporary violent conflict.
• To acquaint you with new analytical vocabularies on collective violent action, rebel
governance and remote warfare.
• To improve your ability to apply abstract theoretical approaches to actual contemporary
cases of violent conflict.
• To learn by doing: by actively experiencing knowledge.
• To strengthen your research and analytical skills through writing a conflict map.
• To strengthen your capacity to give verbal and written presentations on the issues mentioned above.
• To improve your conceptual and analytical capacity to critically question conventional ideas and accepted courses of action, and to define your own position.
•  To train you to become better conflict analysts
 
Inhoud
This course introduces students to the field of conflict studies and its study of contemporary violent conflicts. Examples are the civil wars in Iraq, Syria, Mali, Uganda, Sri Lanka or Ukraine. In academic literature and the media these conflicts are called differently, varying from ‘ethnic conflict’ and ‘protracted social conflict’ to ‘new wars,’ ‘terrorist attacks,’ or ‘global civil wars’. Rather than choosing one of these labels, this course aims to present a variety of theoretical approaches, each using different terms for the phenomena studied and focusing on different analytical categories.

The aim of this course is to offer a general introduction to the questions that are related to the analysis, explanation and understanding of different forms of intrastate violent conflict. The course covers many subjects and debates, e.g. about the trends of violent conflict, the different root causes and main conflict dynamics, the different motivations of actors to rebel or support rebellion, the issue of identity formation and politicization of identity, the role of the state in these processes and the international dimensions of intrastate conflicts. Students are trained in making multi-level conflict analyses and conflict mapping techniques. Finally, as it provides students with the basics of conflict analysis, it is essential for those who plan to participate in upcoming courses of the Conflict Studies minor.
Ingangseisen
Je moet minimaal 45 punten van het bachelor programma hebben behaald
Verplicht materiaal
Reader
A reader and possibly a textbook; details to be announced
Kosten materiaal:75,00
Werkvormen
Hoor/werkcollege

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Read assigned readings. Presentations. More information will be provided in class.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Active participation in class and in subgroups.

Werkcollege

Toetsen
Paper
Weging60
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Ability to do a written conflict analysis about a selected case, applying conflict mapping techniques and reflecting on the usefulness of theoretical frameworks and concepts discussed in the course.

Presentatie
Weging10
Minimum cijfer-

Schriftelijk tentamen 2
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
- Ability to reflect on the course literature by linking selected concepts, theoretical frameworks and academic discussions to case study material (e.g. documentaries, newspaper articles, primary sources).

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