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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
15 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Dr James Worrall
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2017/18
Module replacesPIED 5559M Terrorism and Insurgency
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module introduces theoretical and empirical approaches to the study and experience of insurgency and counter-insurgency.
ObjectivesOn completion, students should be able to:
a) Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concept of insurgency, the typology of insurgency, the origins and strategies of insurgents, and the formation of policy to counter-insurgency and provide security.
b) Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the history of insurgency in the 20th and 21st centuries.
c) Be able to appraise competing theories and interpretations of the concept, the origins and dynamics of insurgency and
d) Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of theoretical and empirical literature on insurgency and allied fields.
e) Use analytical skills to present independent research on topics in this area.
Students should acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and analytical implications of contemporary insurgency and counter-insurgency, with in-depth knowledge of recent developments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The nature of insurgency and counter-insurgency; theoretical analysis and doctrinal evolution; ethical issues; how militaries learn (Iraq); exit strategies (Afghanistan).
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||140.00|
|Total Contact hours||10.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study140 hours researching, preparing for classes and writing essay.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Interaction in seminars.
- Early submission of title/ topic of essay and review of outline by tutor.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||3,000 word essay||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 26/04/2017
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