Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2121: Politics and Conflict in Deeply Divided Societies

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce you to politics in deeply divided societies. It has a particular focus on societies divided by ethnic (and other) conflict and the strategies enforced to manage intra-state conflict. It is a case study based module covering a geographically and politically diverse range of societies. Although academic in focus, upon successful completion you will be well placed to apply knowledge gained whilst studying this module to employment at think tanks, government agencies and international organisations in the area of intra-state conflict. 

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. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of divided societies and intra-state conflict in international politics.
2. Critically examine and compare different political strategies for managing conflict in divided societies.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Recognise the importance of conflict management in divided societies to global security.
4. Display awareness of a range of conceptual frameworks to understand and analyse conflict management and politics in divided societies.
Personal and Key Skills5. Study independently and manage time and assessment deadlines effectively.
6. Demonstrate effective applied writing.