Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Peace and Co-existence Program
Lecture Code WMG03101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name United Nations Peace Missions
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United Nations Peace Missions
シマンガン ダリア コリャード
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:IDEC 206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The delivery of lessons for this course is designed around lectures, class discussions, and Model United Nations. The format of the class meetings will depend on the needs of the students. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Political Science
Eligible Students
Keywords peacebuilding, peacekeeping, peace, United Nations 
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Class Objectives
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This course aims at learning the practice of peacebuilding through case studies of United Nations (UN) peace operations. Since the UN published the hallmark An Agenda for Peace document in 1992, the scholarly debate continues over finding the best principles and approaches to rebuilding societies coming out of conflict. In peacebuilding activities, a model based on liberal peace has been promoted and applied in countries and regions under different conditions. Through 15 lessons, students will learn how peacebuilding has been conducted in post-conflict societies, such as Cambodia, Kosovo, and East Timor, including the causes of conflict. Following the introduction to the contextual background of the case studies, we will compare the cases to examine the relationship between features of conflict and the society on the one hand and the peacebuilding activities on the other hand.

By the end of the course, students will have a firm grasp of key concepts and theories of peacebuilding and a nuanced understanding of peacebuilding praxis. 
Class Schedule 1st Introduction to the Course
2nd The Basics of Research Writing
3rd Understanding war
4th Understanding peace
5th International approaches to peacebuilding I
6th International approaches to peacebuilding II
7th Alternative approaches to peacebuilding I
8th Alternative approaches to peacebuilding II
9th El Salvador
10th Cambodia
11th Kosovo
12th Timor-Leste
13th Afghanistan
14th Nepal
15th Model United Nations on the Democratic Republic of Congo

1,000-word written report 
A detailed syllabus, which includes specific components of course requirements and required and optional readings/materials, will be provided during the first meeting. The class structure may change slightly dependent upon the number of enrolled students. 
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(More Details) A stable internet connection is required for synchronous online meetings. 
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Students should be able to communicate in English effectively and read graduate-level readings. Students are required to read assigned readings and participate in class discussions meaningfully. This course will employ interactive formats of class participation, including Model United Nations. 
Requirements Good command of English is a crucial requirement for this course. 
Grading Method 50% class participation; 25% Model United Nations; 25% written report 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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