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IR3509: INTERNATIONAL PEACE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the study of Peace and Conflict. It aims to provide students with an understanding of how conflict and conflict resolution can be analysed in today's global world. After an initial theoretical exploration of the discipline, the course investigates the implications and consequences of the three major types of contemporary international conflict - namely interstate, civil, and state-formation conflicts - for durable peace agreements. The course also discusses the role of international institutions and regional contexts in the peaceful resolution of disputes.

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrea Oelsner

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either International Relations (IR) (Studied) or Politics (PI) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • IR3009 International Peace (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course explores the issue of conflict resolution and achievement of international peace in today's global world. The course analyses the implications and consequences of the three major types of contemporary international conflict - namely interstate, civil, and state-formation conflicts - for durable peace agreements. The course also discusses the role of international institutions and regional contexts in the peaceful resolution of disputes.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students in Politics OR International Relations degrees.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (60%) and in-course assessment (40%) (one 3,000 word essay [30%], one peer and self assessment exercise [10%]).

Resit: Examination (60%); in-course grades will be carried forward.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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