Critical War Studies

Module code: PL7598

Grounded in the latest debates and advances in the field of critical war studies, this module provides a rigorous practical and theoretical overview of contemporary war.

The module covers a range of issues, debates and dilemmas relating to:

  • ethics of political violence
  • representation of war through images and popular culture
  • politics of memory and commemoration
  • the role of technology in transforming the practice and experience of contemporary warfare. 

Across the module, you will undertake a rigorous and theoretical engagement with the practice, experience, representation and cultural imaginary of war in the 21st century. 

Learning

  • This module is delivered by distance learning.

Assessment

  • Critical analysis (15%)
  • Reflective writing/Problem solving exercise (10%)
  • Essay (75%)