War & Peace - POL00007I

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Nina Caspersen
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • Examine issues of contemporary war, security and peace-making through a critical lens and through a range of perspectives.
  • Distinguish and critically assess changing patterns of war and peace-making, or the way in which these issues are understood.
  • Employ skills in collecting and analyzing information from a variety of sources in completing their coursework.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Examine issues of contemporary war, security and peace-making through a critical lens and from a range of perspectives.
  • Distinguish and critically assess changing patterns of war and peace-making, or the way in which these issues are understood.
  • Employ skills in collecting and analysing information from a variety of sources in completing their coursework.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 2000 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
War & Peace
2 hours 60

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 2000 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
War & Peace
2 hours 60

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than 20 working days after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

Ramsbotham, Oliver, Tom Woodhouse and Hugh Miall, 2011. Contemporary Conflict Resolution: Third Edition. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Mary Kaldor (1999). New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era (Cambridge: Polity Press).

Richmond, Oliver P. and Audra Mitchell, 2011. Hybrid Forms of Peace: From Everyday Agency to Post-liberalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave.



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