Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3241: International Politics of Multi-Ethnic Societies

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce you to politics in multi-ethnic societies. It has on a particular focus on societies divided by ethnic (and other) conflict and the strategies enforced to manage intra-state conflict. It is a case study based module covering a geographically and politically diverse range of societies. Although academic in focus, upon successful completion you will be well placed to apply knowledge gained whilst studying this module to employment at think tanks, government agencies and international organisations in the area of intra-state conflict.

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 an understanding of the significance of multi-ethnic societies and intra-state conflict in international politics.
2. Critically examine and compare different political strategies for managing conflict in multi-ethnic societies.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Recognise the importance of conflict management in multi-ethnic societies to global security.
4. Display awareness of a range of conceptual frameworks to understand and analyse conflict management and politics in multi-ethnic societies.
Personal and Key Skills5. Identify and analyse cases of intra-state conflict in multi-ethnic societies.
6. Demonstrate awareness of political strategies to manage conflict in multi-ethnic societies.
7. Study independently and manage time and assessment deadlines effectively.
8. Communicate effectively in speech and writing.
9. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills through tutorial discussions and module assessments.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the internet, online journal databases and other IT resources for the purposes of tutorial and assessment preparation.
11. Demonstrate effective applied writing.
12. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.