CM: The Politics of Civil Wars

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LYX147B10
Vaknaam CM: The Politics of Civil Wars
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Core Module: The Politics of Civil Wars
Leerdoelen The learning outcomes (on an intermediate level) of this course unit are the following:
1. Display knowledge about topic of the core module.
2. Develop a research outline on topic of the core module with a clearly formulated problem definition, using one or more International Relations theories, models and/or approaches, and one or more methods and techniques suitable for the field concerned.
3. Evaluate research in a critical and substantiated manner, as well as in a way that respects scientific, social and ethical responsibilities.
4. Express himself/herself in a clear and coherent manner, both in oral and in written/typed form, using understandable and correct English and/or Dutch.
5. Become self-reliant and reliable in the execution of the tasks belonging to this course unit.
Omschrijving Civil wars have become the most common form of war in the post-Cold war period with devastating human, political and economic consequences. Why do civil wars occur? How do combatants and unarmed civilians make choices during civil wars? How do wars end? This course focuses on two dimensions of civil wars. The first part explores and evaluates critically general questions about the causes of civil wars. The second part discusses the choices and relationships between combatants and civilians in war contexts. We will approach relevant concepts such as state-building, ethnicity and ideology. We then turn to key issues such as violence against civilians, rebel governance, forced displacement, civilian cooperation and resistance, and the role of natural resources and illicit drugs. The course will guide students in developing research questions, as well as theoretical and empirical analysis of cases.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
(Practical assignment)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator D.E. Gómez Uribe, MSc.
Docent(en) D.E. Gómez Uribe, MSc.
Entreevoorwaarden Students must have obtained the propaedeutic certificate. In the second year of the Bachelor, 10 ECTS must have been obtained in non-language modules, as well as TIR and MRP.
Opmerkingen The enrolment procedure for the Core Module is a two-step procedure. If you are planning to participate in a Core Module (and BA Thesis), you should enrol as follows:
1) In the progress enrollment period you should enrol for the general Core Module course (LYX139B10) and Bachelor Thesis (LYX999B10) in Progress.
2) In the seminar enrollment period you should enrol for a specific Core Module topic via the general Core Module nestor course page (similar to a seminar group enrolment). You will be placed for the group you enrol for. There are a limited number of places, so make sure to register early!
For this course attendance is mandatory.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester II keuze
Ba Internationale Betr. en Intern. Organisatie  (Kernvakken) 3 semester II keuze