Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3158: Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the complex relationships between Islamism and various types of armed action including, coups, resistance, insurgency and terrorism. It prepares you to constructively engage in academic and policy debates on armed Islamism and the related issues of security, democratization, demobilization, and counter-terrorism in several Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority states. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. understand the major armed Islamist movements, their behaviours, ideologies and the contexts in which they operate;
2. demonstrate the ability to discuss key-issues in the themes of Islamism and political violence;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. handle recent Islamist terminology;
4. analyse and critique both primary and secondary sources as well as to place the issues discussed in a wider context;
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations;
6. organise time and resources;
7. demonstrate an enhanced ability to undertake comparative and cross-regional analysis;
8. give oral presentations and write essays.