Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3158: Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the complex relationships between Islamism and various types of armed action including, coups, resistance, insurgency and terrorism. It prepares you to constructively engage in academic and policy debates on armed Islamism and the related issues of security, democratization, demobilization, and counter-terrorism in several Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority states.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. understand the major armed Islamist movements, their behaviours, ideologies and the contexts in which they operate;|
2. demonstrate the ability to discuss key-issues in the themes of Islamism and political violence;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. handle recent Islamist terminology;|
4. analyse and critique both primary and secondary sources as well as to place the issues discussed in a wider context;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. demonstrate critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations;|
6. organise time and resources;
7. demonstrate an enhanced ability to undertake comparative and cross-regional analysis;
8. give oral presentations and write essays.