Course code EDS360

EDS360 Conflict and Development

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2016 - 2017 .

Course responsible: Espen Olav Sjaastad
Teachers: Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam, Stig Jarle Hansen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Biannually - given in uneven years. (Not given in study year 2017/2018)
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
THE COURSE WILL NOT BE GIVEN IN 2016! The course addresses the following thematic areas: 1. Causes of conflict 2. Ethical and cross-cutting issues 3. Conflict and natural resources 4. Conflict management and post-conflict development Curse work involves lectures, reading, and writing
Learning outcome:
The course aims to achieve learning goals related to both ethics and knowledge, for example through lectures on themes such as just war and through discussions of the interface between economics and conflict. Studens who wish to obtain an A or a B grade in this couse should display knowledge at level 3 that is, they should display an ability to combine knowledge from different contexts and perspectives. General objectives: Students should acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of international conflict and development problems and an understanding of the links between natural, technical, and social dynamics of conflicts and development. Specific knowledge and understanding: Students should, upon completion of the course, be able to: - identify and elaborate causal links within different types of conflicts over natural resources - identify critical aspects of a conflict and locate it within an historical context Specific skills: graduates of the course should be capable of: - quickly gathering relevant information about, and building an outline of, different types of conflicts - using methods from different disciplines to generate useful and lucid information about a given conflict - knowing where additional information is available and how such information can be used Ethics and attitudes: a central objective is that students should learn to understand and appreciate the foundations and nature of individual, social, and ethnic differentiation, and their implications for conflict origins, paths and resolutions.
Learning activities:
Instruction and learning methods will involve lectures and individual assignments (reading, writing).
Teaching support:
Engelsk:Assistance with respect to selection of topic and with literature can be provided to students writing their term papers. Fronter will be used as a communication tool, for submitting term papers, and as a literature base.
A literarture list will be available in due time before course start.
Recommended prerequisites:
General knowledge of development theory.
Mandatory activity:
Participation in group work and group presentations is compulsory.
Exam in ENGLISH ONLY. One term paper (40%) and a final oral exam (60%) constitute the continuous evaluation.
Nominal workload:
Structured teaching time, approximately 82 hours. When independent work is included, a total of about 300 hours of student work time.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
A rough estimate of time allocation is as follows: Lectures: 44 hours Individual work: 38 hours
Cancelled in 2016/2017
An external examiner will take part in the oral exams, and feedback on quality is provided here. External experts invited to participate as course teachers will also provide feedback.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått