The Transformation of Modern Warfare
Module code: PL7532
Module co-ordinator: Dr Tara McCormack
By the end of this module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical engagement with a number of contemporary arguments about the transformation of war and conflict in the developing world and the developed world.
- Demonstrate a critical engagement with the 'new war' debate.
- Demonstrate a critical engagement with 'traditional' approaches to the causes of war and conditions of peace in international relations.
- Demonstrate a critical engagement with important new arguments about the causes of war in the developing world and in the former Yugoslavia.
- Demonstrate a critical engagement with important new arguments about the causes and motivations behind wars that the West has waged since the end of the Cold War.
- Identify and critically analyse key academic literature on the subject of the transformation of warfare
- Combine theoretical analysis with empirical detail on appropriate case studies.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Teaching will be delivered through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Blackboard - this allows for a range of innovative and engaging teaching techniques to be used such as online presentations, interactive message boards and Wikis, as well as one-to-one contact through conventional channels.
- Journal article analysis (20%)
- Essay (80%)