Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3140: Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation

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

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

This module aims to enable you:

-       To interrogate contemporary understandings about what religion is and how it functions by drawing on inter-disciplinary literature

-       To question what the relation of religion is to politics

-       To link theory to a range of case studies and give you the opportunity to research contemporary empirical cases

-    To explore the various interfaces between religion and contemporary political challenges such as conflict, peacebuilding, development, terrorism, the refugee crisis and development

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 competent knowledge about religious identity and practice in various global locations, with reference to state of the art theoretical debate as well as empirical cases
2. demonstrate competent understanding of debates about the nature and function of religion in global politics
Discipline-Specific Skills3. assimilate taught materials and utilize them to comprehensively analyse and evaluate religion’s role in a range of contemporary global political challenges
4. demonstrate knowledge of major political theories and good understanding of how to apply them to empirical case studies identified in the course
5. synthesise a range of literatures
Personal and Key Skills6. research and write analytically
7. communicate complex arguments effectively through written submissions intended for a range of audiences
8. communicate complex empirical and theoretical insight