Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2116: Political Economy of Armed Conflicts

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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:

  • Conceptual and theoretical frameworks in studying armed conflicts
  • Historical trends
  • Political economy of natural resources
  • Licit and illicit economic roots of armed conflicts
  • Transformation of war economies into peace economies 

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 and Teaching Activities2211 x 2hr lecture/seminar classes
Guided independent study50Private study – reading and preparing for lectures/seminars
Guided independent study78Preparation for essay and pre-seen 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).