Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2113: Violence, Truth, and Reconciliation: Bearing Witness

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

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

Module Aims

The module aims to bring to the fore personal narratives of people exposed to everyday violence to engage with the dominant scholarship in order to redefine the scope of witnessing. It will provide a theoretical and empirical understanding of oppression and resistance through an inter-disciplinary approach.

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 familiarity with the field of memory studies and history.
2. go beyond simplistic approaches in understanding violence and narratives of conflict
Discipline-Specific Skills3. develop your skills in interpretative research and analysing primary and secondary, and oral and written material.
4. locate these theories and the debates/questions which surround them in the larger context of the study of Politics and History.
Personal and Key Skills5. engage with, and analyse challenging literature and articulating complex concepts
6. explain and discuss personal reflections of complex issues related to memory and trauma with others.