HISA5013 Historical Violence Studies (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of History and Ethnology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

The course focuses on non-systemic violence. The focal areas are violence as it occurs and is encountered in everyday life, institutions and close relationships. The course is part of the multidisciplinary Violence Research study module.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will:

  • be familiar with the key explanatory models, theories and source materials used in historical research on violence
  • recognise and analyse historical manifestations of violence and their characteristics
  • be aware of the gendered nature of violence
  • understand the connection between violence and its forms and social and cultural values, structures and the changes within them
  • understand the spatial and temporal variability of violence

On completion of the studies through contact teaching students will also have

  • acquired experience of groupwork and improved their interactive skills
  • enhanced their oral interactive skills and negotiation skills
  • acquired skills for operating in new situations

On completion of the studies through examinations on set books students will also have

  • enhanced their problem-solving skills
  • improved their written skills and argumentation skills
  • acquired skills in the analysis of information and the ability to comprehend extensive entities

On completion of the studies by writing essays students will morever have

  • learned more about information seeking and writing scientific text
  • enhanced their written communication and argumentation skills
  • acquired experience of project skills by planning their own actions and use of time

Additional information

Active participation in teaching and written assignments or lecture exam. Completion by independent study – essay or book exam. Active participation in the study group and written assignments.

Recommended prerequisites

Study materials

For the book exam, one required work (Knepper 2015) and two elective works are selected from the following list to make up a total of 5 cr. The essay and reading group book choices are agreed in advance with the course coordinator.


Knepper, P., Writing the History of Crime. (2015) (1 op)

Two elective works:

Bourke, J., Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present (2007/2015) (2op)

Roth, R., American Homicide (2009) (2op)

Koskivirta, A., The Enemy Within – Homicide and Control in Eastern Finland in the Final Years of Swedish Rule 1748–1808 (2003) (2op)

Strange, C.; Cribb, R.; & Forth, C.E. (Eds.), Honour, Violence and Emotions in History (2014) (2op)

Matikainen, O., Verenperijät – Väkivalta ja yhteisön murros itäisessä Suomessa 1500–1600-luvulla (2002) (2op)

Miettinen, R., Suicide, Law and Community in Early Modern Sweden (2019) (2op)

Completion methods

These completion methods are for University of Jyväskylä degree students. Other options:

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts

Method 3

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
No published teaching
x

Exam (5 cr)

Type:
Exam
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Study methods:
Voit tehdä tentin kahdella tavalla, joko eTenttinä tai verkkotenttinä. Mikäli teet eTentin, varaa aika Exam-järjestelmässä. Mikäli teet verkkotentin, sovi asiasta tentaattorin kanssa sähköpostilla.

Teaching

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Independent study (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Study methods:

Essee: Ota yhteyttä tentaattoriin ja sovi esseen kirjoituksesta hänen kanssaan.

Lukupiiri: Katso tarkat suoritusohjeet Historian ja etnologian laitoksen verkkosivuilta ja sovi suorituksesta etukäteen tentaattorin kanssa. 

Teaching