Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of Gender & Women’s Studies, History or Political Studies or permission of Instructor.

Contemporary conflicts have created a recognition that gendered violence is an integral element of war itself. Utilizing gender as an analytical tool for understanding periods of both war and post-conflict peacebuilding, this course will focus on recent conflict zones to understand such issues as gender, class, ethnicity and nationalism, the meaning of gender-based sexual violence and transnational peace activism.

Cross-registered with (History) 54:458 and (Political Science) 78:458.  3 seminar hours per week, one term.