Political violence

Key information

Start date
End date
Duration
Term 2
Module code
15PPOH009
FHEQ Level
7
Credits
15
Department
Department of Politics and International Studies

Module overview

The module offers Masters students in the MSc in Middle East Politics an opportunity to engage with the a range of debates surrounding political violence in a variety of manifestations prevalent in Africa and Asia, but especially the Middle East. The module themes include conventional and civil warfare, colonial and decolonisation violence, counterinsurgencies, torture and domestic repression, demonstrations and riots, and terror.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • engage with various debates surrounding political violence
  • understand different social scientific approaches to the question of violence
  • hone the students’ analytic and research skills
  • hone the students’ oral and written communication abilities.

Workload

  • 2 hour seminar per week

Method of assessment

  • Assignment 1: 40%
  • Assignment 2: 60%

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