Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Resistance Movements in Conflict & War

Module L4106B

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this module will explore the concept of resistance within conflict and war. This will be achieved by investigating the intersection between violence, ethics, politics, social and economic issues, and human rights. These discussions will be grounded in a range of critical academic theories and concepts, including resistance theory, social movement theory, and other related issues around collective behaviour, rational choice theory, and framing, for example. To place this into real world context, the module will focus upon different resistance movements throughout history who have ‘broken the law’ in order to achieve what they, and often others, deemed to be some type of positive social change

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of positive social change as a concept.

Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of empirical research on positive social change.

Apply theoretical concepts/frameworks covered in the module to empirical examples, in order to critically analyse these examples.

Critically assess the competing arguments that challenge the definitions of positive social change.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA2 Week 2 70.00%
Group PresentationT2 Week 11 (10 minutes)30.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour100000000000
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours010101101010
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Suraj Lakhani

Convenor, Assess convenor

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