Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3168: War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

This module will introduce you to a broad range of scholarship – primarily in the fields of international relations and comparative politics – 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.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. 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 Skills3. 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 Skills5. Communicate effectively in writing and speech
6. Write well-structured arguments
7. Work independently and with peers to achieve common goals