Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2116: South Asian Conflict Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary, the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:


-       Conflict Mapping techniques

-       Conflict in Sri Lanka

-       Conflict in Nepal, Pakistan, Kashmir, India, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh

-       Colonial history

-       Democracy and conflict

-       International intervention

-       The impact of natural disasters

-       Emergence of non state armed actors

-       The role of women

-       Identity politics

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour sessions
Guided Independent Study73to complete directed reading and completing the formative assignment
Guided Independent Study15to complete the class presentation
Guided Independent Study10to complete the comparative essay
Guided Independent Study30to complete the conflict map and analysis

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – ( vle.exeter.ac.uk )