Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3168: War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The range of topics covered includes: the character of war in the post-Cold War era, humanitarian intervention, aid, security sector reform, international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, and state apologies. The first half of the course will address the issues confronted during war (the issue of whether or not to intervene, and humanitarian assistance) while the second half of the course will address measures to deal with legacies of mass atrocities in the aftermath of war. Each week will focus on a case study and a cross-cutting thematic issue.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities44Twenty-two seminars of 2 hours each will involve small group discussion of texts and presentations.
Guided independent study200Reading and preparation for tutorials, including preparation of a comment papers
Guided independent study56Research and writing of essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).