Undergraduate Module Descriptor
POL3168: War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
This module will introduce you to a broad range of scholarship – primarily in the discipline of International Relations – that addresses conflict and its aftermath. This field of study has expanded exponentially in the post-Cold War period and much of it is based on extensive field research. The module will encourage you to grapple with the more theoretical texts in light of well-researched case studies. Furthermore, it will ask you to consider the efficacy of common policy prescriptions in light of recent scholarship. The module aims to help you develop professional values and engage meaningfully with scholarship focused on issues related to war and post-conflict recovery from an academic and policy perspective.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Identify the major arguments in the fields of comparative politics and international relations regarding conflict and its aftermath|
2. Evaluate different interpretations about the nature of war and prescriptions for its cessation
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Articulate in-depth knowledge of a subfield of International Relations, and knowledge of contemporary issues in international politics|
4. Deploy theoretical arguments, concepts, and methods, and apply them to practices and common policy prescriptions in the global arena;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Communicate effectively in writing and speech|
6. Write well-structured arguments
7. Work independently and with peers to achieve common goals