This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of current key themes and debates in the social sciences concerning humanitarian emergencies including fragile and collapsed states and the politics of intervention; nation building efforts, learning from the mistakes; the anthropology of conflict and complex emergencies; child soldiers and the challenges of their reintegration into society; humanitarian assistance in the 21st century - vulnerability and livelihoods. The course will respond to the specific interests that students wish to pursue.
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current themes and debates concerning complex humanitarian emergencies
- Evaluate and critically analyse an array of source material
- Analyse in depth one particular dimension of complex emergencies
- Demonstrate competence in the oral and written presentation of defined topics and texts
Who Should Attend
Any person wishing to or already working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course.
Pre-requisites - include:
- Open to all related disciplines.
- Non-graduates who are suitably qualified by experience.
- Proof of English to IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88 / paper based 570
A Complete Learning Package
- Overview of assignment themes responding to student interests
- Collapsed states and humanitarian interventions
- Health and vulnerability in fragile states
- Clash of civilisations: Western versus Muslim world?
- Child soldiers and reintegration
- Humanitarian challenges in the 21st Century.