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Semester Abroad Programme, Dublin: Conflict, Religion, Peace-building in International Affairs (30ECTs)



This new course provides innovative and challenging opportunities for students who are interested in the increasingly relevant field of religion and conflict. The course is distinguished by a strong inter- and multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon collaborations between the academic staff from the Master programmes Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies and International Peace Studies.

Students will develop a critical grasp of the interplay of conflict, peace and religion. Participants will also be able to apply their knowledge to current issues and selected case studies. Assessment will be based primarily on a written assignment.

Modules usually offered during Hilary term:

EM3302 - Religion and International Relations
EM3303 - Engaging Religious Fundamentalism
EM3304 - Gender, War and Peace
EM3305 - World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue

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5 Reasons to choose Semester Abroad in Conflict, Religion, Peace-building in International Affairs

  1. Field trips to Belfast and UN Geneva and guest lectures from academic experts and diplomats
  2. Vibrant international environment
  3. Excellent library and study facilities
  4. Strong pastoral care for students in small class-setting
  5. Renowned university dating from the 16 century in a lively and dynamic city

Visiting undergraduate students will benefit from the Trinity College experience of learning within a rich historical and cultural context. This will be facilitated through organised orientation processes and structured opportunities for cultural and fieldwork visits to Northern Ireland, the International Criminal Court in The Hague or the United Nations in Geneva. With students coming to ISE from every continent, this exciting new course will itself be an intercultural laboratory of learning, dialogue and engaging with diversity.

For further details contact the course coordinator, Dr Jude Lal Fernando ( Visiting Students should also consult the website of the TCD International Office for more information and our Pre-arrival Information.

Last updated 30 July 2016 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).