Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3149: Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Lecturing and class discussion focused on specific learning tasks. Teaching of subject knowledge will be through a combination of lectures and presentations. Each presentation is based on topics drawn from the lectures. Students will be required to give presentation/s on an aspect of the scheduled topic, after which feedback will be given. Other members of the group will have prepared for the class by directed reading and private study. Students are provided with a module handout consisting of background material to inform lecture topics.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Ethnicity and its politicization
Week 3: Nation, nationalism and ethnicity
Week 4: Ethnic conflict: causes, course and actors
Week 5: Conflict settlement and resolution
Week 6: Case 1: State and nation building: Demographic engineering in the late Ottoman Empire
Week 7: Case 2: The Kurdish conflict, an ethnic conflict?
Week 8: Essay workshop
Week 9: Case 3: The Rwandan Genocide
Week 10: Living with the past: Memory, justice and reconciliation
Week 11: Case 4: Justice and reconciliation in Rwanda
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||Lectures|
|Guided Independent study||128||Directed learning and private study outside the classroom including : reading set texts provided in the reading list; wider reading; preparation for individual presentations; preparing drafts of essays; and revising for examinations.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict - University of Pennsylvania
Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict – Queen’s University Belfast
Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies – University of Exeter
Other Learning Resources