Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3126: Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies

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

Module Aims

The primary aims of the module are:

(1) to familiarise you with theories and discourses that help to explain correlations between ethnicity and politics; and

(2) to enable you use the relevant theoretical framework to explain politics of ethnic relations in specific case studies.

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. demonstrate familiarity with theoretical frameworks used to interpret ethnic conflict
2. critically apply related theories in case studies analysed in class
3. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of responses to ethnic conflicts under investigation
Discipline-Specific Skills4. discuss and analyse top-down and bottom-up approaches to responses to ethnic conflict
5. discuss and analyse historical material indicated in the reading list
6. embrace a multi-disciplinary approach in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of a particular case study
Personal and Key Skills7. demonstrate effective communication, oral and written
8. work effectively in study groups with limited guidance
9. plan and produce course-work to a deadline