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Courses - Spring 2024
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05/22/2024 at 04:30 PM
GVPT409J
Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Youth and Conflict
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program.

Youth engulfed by conflict and post-conflict situations face circumstances that substantially alter their lives and prospects. This course offers students the opportunity to critically analyze the discipline of contemporary armed conflicts and the youth. Particularly, it explores the various definitions of youth as a biological, cultural, and political category. We will discuss youth as victims of conflict, as perpetrators of violence, and as peace builders. The course aims to challenge assumptions about youth in conflict and the subsequent political effects especially in the African context.