Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM900: Contemporary Debates in Security, Conflict and Justice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The unit will be taught in three intensive days split into thematic sessions. Below is an indicative list but may be subject to change: 
Session 1 (1 day): Introduction to the pathway; Violence 
Session 2 (2 days): Ethnicity; Gender 
Session 3 (2 days): Human rights; Governance and sovereignty 
 A typical workshop day will include: 
• Introductory session mapping the broad contours of the topic; 
• Different disciplinary perspectives presented through lecturers from a range of disciplines across the DTC partners; 
• Facilitated seminar/workshop to debate particular issues from an interdisciplinary perspective including, where appropriate, presentations from existing PhD researchers; and, 
• Concluding session 
All students will be expected to attend in person; virtual learning is not commensurate with the small group expected for this unit. Lecturers will be encouraged to attend in person but, where necessary, may deliver their presentations virtually.

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 Activities303 x 1 day, 10 hour sessions
Guided Independent Study55reading and preparation for seminars
Guided Independent Study65researching and preparing assignments

Online Resources

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