School: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
The twentieth century was marked by both tragic series of violent wars, as well as the decolonization of Asia and Africa. It was, in every sense, a contradictory century of oppression and possibilities of emancipation of humankind. Entering into the first quarter of the twenty first century, the world is still beset by deep-rooted and multi-layered inequalities that fuel unrest and conflicts in different parts of the world. As contemporary societies come to terms with the aftermath of unilateralist political change and continued militarization of different parts of the world, one has to emphasize the need for articulating an alternative, historically and ethically grounded vision of politics and society. It is with this vision that the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus, intends to offer Two-Year Master of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies) (PaCS). Mission Statement
The Master of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies) (PaCS), being offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus, reflects the Institute’s engagement with issues of justice and peace, as well as acknowledges the Campus’ unique location and expertise in being able to impart skill-based, philosophically grounded and employment oriented degrees to prospective students. It has three principal components spread across four semesters, which combine to offer students a creative mix of theoretical grounding and empirical explorations, field-based experience, and an introduction to the world of policy making, donors and agencies working on peace building and conflict analysis.The Programme has three major feature constituents: (a) course work, (b) field induction, and (c) dissertation, which includes fieldwork and writing. Each constituent is linked to the other in a manner that allows the student to make the most of a conscientious focus on the history, sociology and politics of conflict and violence, as well as ensuring that she/he is able to engage with wider range of field-based issues with peace practitioners, policy makers and agencies.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Core Peace and Conflict Courses
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