Course Outline

INTRODUCTION: IMAGES AND PERCEPTIONS

Introductory Exploration: Overview

MODULE 1: THE HUMANITARIAN PERSPECTIVE
Exploration 1A: What can bystanders do? [stories of humanitarian acts]
Exploration 1B: Looking at humanitarian acts [voices from war]
Exploration 1C: A bystander’s dilemma [dilemma scenario]

MODULE 2: LIMITS IN ARMED CONFLICT
Exploration 2A: Limiting the devastation of war [photos, photo collage, basic rules]
Exploration 2B: Codes and traditions over time [sample codes of warfare]
Exploration 2C: Focus on child soldiers [photo collage, video, map]
Exploration 2D: Focus on weapons [video, map]
Exploration 2E: Widespread availability of weapons

MODULE 3: THE LAW IN ACTION
Exploration 3A: Identifying violations of IHL [voices from war]
Exploration 3B: From the perspective of combatants [dilemma scenarios]
Exploration 3C: Who is responsible for respecting IHL?
Exploration 3D: A case study – My Lai [video and role play]

MODULE 4: DEALING WITH VIOLATIONS
Exploration 4A: Rationales for justice [readings]
Exploration 4B: Judicial Options [readings]
Exploration 4C: Non-judicial Options [readings]

MODULE 5: RESPONDING TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF WAR
Exploration 5A: Needs that arise from the devastation of war [photo collage]
Exploration 5B: Planning a camp for people displaced by war
Exploration 5C: Focus on protecting prisoners [video]
Exploration 5D: Focus on reuniting families [photo collage]
Exploration 5E: Ethics of humanitarian action [dilemma scenarios]

CLOSING: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Closing Exploration: Where do we go from here?