Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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ICCO 9578

Women in War

In today’s global context it has become necessary to study the impact of war on women separately from that on men because of the changing nature of warfare which has created many new roles and therefore new experiences for women in war. This course primarily focuses on studying war as a gendered phenomenon in which the experiences of women, as combatants, victims, and peacebuilders are explored. Through an inter-disciplinary approach, students will learn to analyze the intersections between women (as an identity group), and culture, security, nationality, and peace in periods before, during and after war. The use of case studies (group projects) in this course will help connect the various aspects of gendered warfare. Further, the political, social, cultural, policy, and legal measures initiated to mitigate the negative impacts of war on women and to promote a more prominent role for women, as peacebuilders and decision-makers, will be examined.
Intercultural Competence
Language & Intercultural Study
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
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Fall 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

ICCO9578A-F17 Lecture (Iyer)