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Power, Conflict and Justice
|Master programme in||
Global Studies * / International Development Studies * / Global and Development Studies
|Type of activity||
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Laust Schouenborg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study||
Somdeep Sen (email@example.com)
ISE Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course studies the power relations that structure and challenge order from the local to the global levels; the conflicts, including their interconnections, that these relationships create, reproduce and resolve; as well as questions of justice and rights inherent in power relations and conflict dynamics. Students learn theoretical approaches to power, conflict and justice, and study how their assumptions lead to different analyses and conclusions.
|Detailed description of content||
The course will typically have three parts. The first part will outline the relevant theoretical / conceptual approaches to power, conflict and justice, and their historical background. The second part will present real-world cases of conflict and justice problems and solutions, and facilitate students’ ability to apply theories, either through group work, class presentations, class discussions, or other means. Actors from the public and private sectors can be invited in to shed light on cases and general problems. The third part facilitates critical reflection based on theory and case work and summarizes the course.
|Course material and Reading list||
Course material is available on Moodle.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The course is worth 5 ECTS, so students need to adjust the workload accordingly. You are expected to attend class and prepare by reading 2-3 compulsory texts every week plus doing the required presentation activities related to the cases. You are also expected to regularly check the course´s Moodle site and keep yourselves up to date with information.
The course norm is 5 ECTS. This means that the course is set for 135 hours, which is divided in the following way:
Students are expected to spend 6.5 hrs preparing for each class including readings, links on moodle, cases, and presentations.
|Evaluation and feedback||
The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raadnaevn- og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-internationale-studier/arbejdet-medkvalitet- i-uddannelserne/
Program will be on Moodle.
|Overall learning outcomes||
|Form of examination||
Individual portfolio exam.
The character limit of the portfolio is maximum 28,800 characters, including spaces. Examples of written products are exercise responses, talking points for presentations, written feedback, reflections, written assignments. The preparation of the products may be subject to time limits.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The portfolio is written completely or partially during the course.
The entire portfolio must be handed in at the same time (uploaded to eksamen.ruc.dk). Handing in the portfolio or parts of the portfolio to the supervisor for feedback, cannot replace the upload to eksamen.ruc.dk.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
• Explain and evaluate, using relevant terminology, the advantages and disadvantages of various theories within the aspect of a subject area that is dealt with in the specialisation course
• Confidently and independently, select and apply relevant theories in relation to a specific issue
• Analyse and reflect critically on the course material
• Discuss in a creative and solution-oriented manner conflict scenarios from the course
• Communicate knowledge in language that is technically precise, well-structured and well-argued.