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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2135: Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

To provide an understanding of the factors which have affected attempts to reach a peaceful settlement of the Palestine/Israel problem. This involves a thorough knowledge of the dynamics of the conflict, the proposals which have been put forward to resolve the problem, the conduct of negotiations intended to achieve peaceful settlement, and the practical record of implementation of such measures as have been agreed.

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 appreciation of the dynamics which have shaped one of the most critical problem-areas in the politics of the Middle East,
2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the interactions between regional politics and the attempts to achieve peaceful settlement.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Apply theoretical concepts to empirical data
4. Understand the theoretical concepts drawn from conflict resolution theory;
5. Understand the applicability of these concepts to what has happened in Palestine/Israeli peaceful settlement attempts.
Personal and Key Skills6. Develop oral presentation and communication, time organisation, group interaction, and analytical writing skills.
7. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.