GV217-5-AU-CO:
Conflict Analysis

The details
2022/23
Government
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 16 December 2022
15
09 September 2022

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

DIPLL20009 Politics,
BA L250 International Relations (Including Foundation Year),
BA L258 International Relations,
BA L259 International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L260 International Relations (Including Placement Year),
MPOLL268 International Relations,
MPOLL269 International Relations (Including Placement Year),
MPOLL370 International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA LR59 International Relations and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA LRF9 International Relations and Modern Languages,
BA VL12 Modern History and International Relations,
BA VL14 Modern History and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA VL18 Modern History and International Relations (Including Foundation Year),
BA VL1F Modern History and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L225 Politics and International Relations,
BA L226 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L227 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BSC L222 Politics and International Relations,
BSC L223 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BSC L224 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
MPOLL234 Politics and International Relations,
MPOLL235 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
MPOLL236 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L910 Global Studies with Politics,
BA L911 Global Studies with Politics (Including year abroad),
BA L912 Global Studies with Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA L913 Global Studies with Politics (Including Foundation Year),
BA R110 International Relations and Language Studies,
BA R111 International Relations and Language Studies (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This course aims to provide an overview and a basic framework for understanding the evolving field of conflict analysis. It examines theories that attempt to explain the causes, dynamics and management of conflicts, be they international or domestic. We will focus on the various strategies of conflict management ranging from direct negotiations to the role of third parties such as mediation, humanitarian intervention, as well as conflict transformation strategies such as prosecution, reparations, and institutional reforms.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

1. To introduce students to the major theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of conflict analysis; and
2. To provide students with the tools to understand, evaluate and respond to domestic/international issues.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Understand key concepts in conflict studies.
2. Understand the dynamics of conflicts and the role of key actors.
3. Evaluate the different methods of conflict management, resolution, and transformation

Module information

The module also enables students to acquire the following generic and transferable skills:

1. Library and Internet research
2. Evaluate critically arguments and evidence
3. Exposition and argumentation in a structured fashion
4. Presenting oral arguments to peers in an effective manner
5. Production of short well-researched reports/memos
6. Working to deadlines
7. Conducting oneself in a scholarly and professional manner

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Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered as a 2-hour seminar that will involve an interactive lecture, class discussions, as well as breakout discussion groups.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Debate    5% 
Coursework   Discussion Questions    15% 
Coursework   Essay Assignment 1   13/11/2022  20% 
Coursework   Essay Assignment 2   27/11/2022  20% 
Coursework   Essay Assignment 3   11/12/2022  20% 
Coursework   Essay Assignment 4   16/12/2022  20% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Faten Ghosn, email: f.ghosn@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Ireen Litvak-Zur, email: i.litvak-zur@essex.ac.uk.
Faten Ghosn f.ghosn@essex.ac.uk / Dr Ireen Litvak-Zur i.litvak-zur@essex.ac.uk / Student Administrator Jasini Hobbs Granados govquery@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 28 hours, 28 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
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