What is War (L2072S)
What is War
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
The course offers an advanced understanding of the place of war in the political world. What is war and how, if at all, is it different from other forms of violence? What is the relationship between war and politics? We will ask what war is and then investigate its relation to the fields of ethics, gender, sexuality, and culture. We then use this knowledge to investigate specific forms of warfare, including genocide as a war of annhilation, insurgency/guerrilla warfare, and counterinsurgency. We conclude by addressing anti-war activism and related forms of civil disobedience as alternatives to war. The course provide students with advanced knowledge and analytical skills that will help them to think, talk, and write in an informed and critical manner about war.
1. Possess an understanding of war, including its place in history and theories about war.
2. Convey an advanced capacity for critical judgment of the role of war in human affairs and the wider historical and political influences on war.
3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of some of the different approaches to the history and theory of war .
4. Demonstrate familiarity with the major thinkers, approaches, concepts of war, as indicated in the syllabus.
|Dissertation (7000 words)||Summer Term Week 5 Mon 16:00||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring Term||SEMINAR||3 hours||111111111100|
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