Peace and Development Studies II

30 credits

This course provides a more in¬-depth analysis of the complex linkages between peace, conflict, development and human security, including major theoretical debates on violence, responses to armed conflicts, sustainable development, good governance and political aspects of peace and development, among others. Theories explaining the causes of conflict are related to different conflict transformation strategies. Students will also discuss the actors, mechanisms and policies within the international development work that promote democracy and political development. They study different dimensions of sustainable development and analyze strategies for poverty reduction. The semester finishes with an experiential research methods module where students cooperate to develop, implement and analyze a survey on a peace and development topic.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.