2020-2021 University Catalog 
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2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PCON 355 - Rwanda since the 1994 Genocide

Assesses the Rwandan experience of post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation to ask how sustainable is the country’s post-genocide recovery? Principally concerned with understanding how to do field research in difficult settings such as post-genocide Rwanda. Using the ‘do no harm’ framework of doing research with individuals who have lived through mass violence, students are equipped to undertake research in foreign field settings beyond the Rwandan case. In particular, students learn to design a ‘human subjects’ research proposal, rooted in The Belmont Report of ethical research and guidelines for research involving human subjects. Using Rwanda since the 1994 genocide as a case study, these principles will be studied to highlight their shortcomings in the context of research in post-conflict societies, while highlighting the importance of ethical research methods.

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: ALST 355  
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: PCON 111  or PCON 218  or SOAN 218 or ANTH 218  or PCON 225  or ALST 201  or CORE 189C  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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