We study women’s experiences during and after various types of armed conflicts including war, civil war, partition, occupation, terrorist attacks, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. We cover “rape as a universal weapon of war” principle and how it plays out in different context. But we also reflect on less conventional cases of female perpetrators of Holocaust and Rwandan genocide. We watch films, follow blogs, listen to radio interviews, analyze photographs, and read books and articles on the topic. At end of the semester students feel empowered with their analytical skills sharpened and their knowledge related to the 20th century wars refreshed and altered.
The subject has no prerequisite and does not assume any prior knowledge of the topic