What is the origin of violent behavior? Why do people, groups, or states commit violent offenses? What are characteristics and explanations of violent behavior? How can we study and understand violence? This minor offers an interdisciplinary set of courses about various forms of violence, ranging from the interpersonal level, the group level to the level of states and social structures.
In order to give you a better understanding of what the minor Violence entails the minor coordinator Machteld Hoeve has recorded a short pitch. You can watch the recording below.
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Once you have decided to enrol for this minor, you'll need to do two things. Firstly, you must apply for admission to the minor. Subsequently, you need to register for the minor courses.
The appearances, types, and impact of violence in social interactions are complex and far-reaching. In this minor we bring together a diverse array of disciplinary approaches and theories to help students study this complexity and to help them reflect critically on the roles of violence in human life. The multidisciplinary character of the minor will present students with approaches they will not encounter while enrolled in a monodisciplinary program and, as such, will challenge them to think across disciplinary borders and ideas.
The minor is formed around a nucleus of lecturers from sociology, anthropology, development studies and child development, with a few guest lectures from other disciplines. Throughout the minor’s courses – the introductory course, followed by Violence 1, 2 and 3 - these disciplinary perspectives and their differences, overlaps and connections continuously come to the fore. The final course of the minor, the “Violence Project”, sees students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds working together in teams in research projects. Demonstrated (successful) usage of multidisciplinarity will be an important criterion in the grading of the project’s end result.
|Credits||30 ECTS ECTS, 1 semester|
|Language of instruction||English|