Gender, Conflict and Peace
Module code: 004A7
Level 7 (Masters)
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework
The aims of this module are to:
- give students a solid foundation in the key concepts of sex, gender, violence and conflict
- explore a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives on the relationships between gender, violence and peace
- discuss and critically analyse contemporary policy debates and practical initiatives around “Women, Peace and Security” and “Violence Against Women”
- develop students ability to critically engage with academic and policy literature and develop well-structured arguments orally and in writing
- develop students’ transferrable skills in working independently and team-working.
Key topics to be covered in this module include:
- key concepts of sex, gender, violence, conflict, security and peace
- key perspectives on gender, war and peace
- women and men as victims, perpetrators and actors
- women’s bodies, ethnicity and the Nation
- women peacebuilders
- “Women, Peace and Security”: Women’s security or securitising women?
- key concepts in gender(ed) violence
- gender(ed) violence and power, society and culture
- "what works" to prevent "violence against women"?
- researching gender, violence, conflict and peace.
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of at least two different theoretical perspectives on the relationships between sex, gender, violence and conflict
- Demonstrate a systematic key theoretical and policy debates around the gendered experiences of conflict, violence and peace.
- Critically assess intervention strategies in the areas of “Women, Peace and Security” and “Violence Against Women”.
- Present concise and cogently structured arguments, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate transferrable skills in working together with others as part of a team as well as independently.