EDUC 104. Humanitarianism: Education in Emergencies

Cross-listed as PEAC 104.
This honors seminar will explore paradigms of humanitarian aid, particularly focusing on the subfield of "education in emergencies." The semester will begin by considering Western forms of humanitarian aid in relation to other forms of aid, such as mutual aid and solidarity. Next, we will explore the relationship between education and armed conflict, including the role of outside education providers. We will discuss the ways in which global discourses and norms shape humanitarian aid to education. We will finish the semester by specifically looking at refugee education. Throughout the semester we will interrogate the extent to which humanitarian aid helps to improve people's lives and to achieve social justice and equity. Case studies will include Afghanistan, Guatemala, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Kenya.
Social Sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for GLBL-paired, PEAC
Spring 2023. Kapit.
Catalog chapter: Educational Studies
Department website: Peace & Conflict Studies

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