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At the end of the module the students are expected to be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the main sociological approaches in the study of organised violence. The students will be well versed in the theoretical debates and empirical research in different forms of organised violence including wars, revolutions, genocides, colonial violence, paramilitarism, terrorism and insurgencies.Indicative Module Content:
What is organised violence?
The Origins of Violence
What motivates violence? The Role of Emotions and Interests
The Experience of Close-Range-Violence: Killing, Injuring and Dying
Terrorism and Insurgencies
Paramilitarism and the State Violence
Organised Violence and Gender
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: The students are required to submit 200 words long weekly summaries of the core class readings.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: The 3000 words final essay.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: The students are assessed for their active participation in seminars including their contribution to discussion and debate in the seminars.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided on assessed coursework as individual comments during office hours.