Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Peace and Conflict Studies G1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
After completion of this course, the student is expected to demonstrate:
the ability to account for some of the central concepts and theoretical approaches in peace and conflict research
the ability to apply central concepts within peace and conflict research and theoretical approaches to empirical material, such as films and texts
the ability to analyze film from a peace and conflict research perspective
the ability to independently write an academic course paper within a given time frame, applying theoretical concepts and approaches from peace and conflict research
the ability to independently discuss and criticize peace and conflict-related concepts and theoretical approaches
The aim of the course is to introduce a selection of central and important themes within peace and conflict research, through the use of films depicting the multifaced nature of war, violence, and peace. All films relate to central themes, concepts, and theoretical approaches within the broad sphere of peace and conflict research. These themes are further highlighted and grounded in research through the reading and critical discussion of academic texts that relate to the themes portrayed in the films. Note that this is not a course in cinematography, or the arts, but a social science course. The course does not focus on film as an artistic piece of work, and no examination of these aspects is conducted. The course consists of one module, divided into different themes. For each theme we will watch films (in class and independently) read associated texts and hold seminars discussing the films and text.
The main instruction is given in the form of (compulsory) seminars, but also in lectures. The language of instruction is English. Assignments and examinations can be written either in English or Swedish.
The students are assessed on their ability to demonstrate analytical skills. Students are examined through a written course paper (individual) and compulsory seminars. Two grades are given: G (pass) and U (fail). Two examination opportunities are given for each course period.