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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST3730 Chemical and Biological Warfare 1915 - 1945

40 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Professor EM Spiers
Email: e.m.spiers@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

To examine the military and diplomatic problems posed by the development and refinement of chemical and biological weapons during the two World Wars and the inter-war period. To further develop written skills and skills in oral presentation.

Skills outcomes
Further enhances Common Skills listed below:

High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.
Plus:
Skills in interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material.Further enhances Common Skills listed below:

High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.
Plus:
Skills in interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material.


Syllabus

To examine the manner of employment of chemical and biological weapons in different wars, the defensive systems and equipment required to counter their effects, the policy implications involved in their development, and the evolution of the concepts of disarmament and deterrence in relation to these weapons.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Seminars: 22 x 2 hours.

Private study

Exam preparation; undertaking set reading; and self-directed reading around the topic. 356 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contributions to class discussions, unassessed class papers, class Gobbets.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Two 3 hour examinations (100%) at the end of semester 2.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/04/2005

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