Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3246: Gender and Militarism in West Africa

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • The gendered military: how norms and practices shaped the military,
  • Feminism on women in the military,
  • Increased Women participation and integration in the contemporary military: the issue of combat,
  • The Nigerian military and a gender integrationist policy,
  • Gender integration policies and contextual impact in Western and non-Western militaries,
  • Degendered and Regendered military

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 Activities2211 x 2-hour seminars
Guided Independent Study 50Private study – reading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent Study 78Preparation for essay and unseen exam – including researching and collating relevant sources; planning the structure and argument; writing up the essay

Online Resources

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