INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2023, Section 010 - Women and War: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

War is not a gender-neutral space. Wartime actors are marked by their gender and gender itself is re-imagined in the context of war. This course explores how narratives of gender difference, state power, and militarism overlap, disquiet, and mutually reinforce each other. Particular attention will be paid to several theoretical explorations: women as the bearers of culture, feminist critiques of war, refugee crises in which the camp is an alternative to the home, how masculinity is redefined during wartime, narratives that deploy the assumption of violent conflict as the “natural" or default mode of human interaction as compared to narratives that turn on the assumption of peace as the "natural" or default mode, and how wartime conditions can advance or limit claims about gender equality and gender justice. We will combine a more theoretical analysis with some current debates: women in combat in the U.S. military, rape in the U.S. military, rape as a crime of war, and the history of women in the peace movement.

 

If you have not taken any of the courses listed in the Enforced Prerequisites, please contact the instructor to request approval to enroll.


This course is in the Political Theory Subfield.

Course Requirements:

This class is a seminar. Preparing for seminar by completing the readings before class will be required. Your course grade will depend in part on your ability to discuss the reading in the seminar conversation Failure to contribute informed comments to the class discussion will lower your final grade. Students will take short reading quizzes and produce several analytic essays based on close reading of the required texts. This material focuses on violence and can be difficult and emotional so you should consider if this class is a good fit for you at this time.

Intended Audience:

Upper-division LSA students who have taken at least one political theory class, who have strong reading and writing skills, and who are interested in thinking about gender issues and war/ armed conflict.

Class Format:

This class is a seminar. There will be limited lecture. The class will mix full class discussion, small group discussion, reading quizzes, and student presentations. Plan to do the reading before coming to class.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
17760
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
19374
Open
8
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (SEM)
 In Person
24171
Open
2
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (SEM)
 In Person
33734
Open
6
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
006 (SEM)
 In Person
33735
Open
17
18LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (SEM)
 In Person
30382
Closed
0
 
26
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35671
Open
17
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
009 (SEM)
 In Person
35672
Closed
0
 
1
Tu 11:00AM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
010 (SEM)
 In Person
23248
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (SEM)
 In Person
34777
Closed
0
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (SEM)
 In Person
34779
Closed
0
 
1
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
013 (SEM)
 In Person
34789
Open
14
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
014 (SEM)
 In Person
35051
Open
14
14LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
015 (SEM)
 In Person
33768
Open
21
8LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
016 (SEM)
 In Person
35333
Open
7
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
1
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
017 (SEM)
 In Person
35674
Open
12
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
018 (SEM)
 In Person
35716
Open
9
 
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M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
019 (DIS)
 In Person
35717
Open
5
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
020 (DIS)
 In Person
35718
Open
4
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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