Insurgency And Counter-Insurgency, 1800-Present HIST5011

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students to the key theoretical frameworks behind the phenomena of social mobilization, organised political rebellion, and counter-insurgency from both a purely theoretical and practical perspective, making use of both primary and secondary sources. From the very broadest theoretical outline as to why rebellions and insurgencies occur, the course then leads students right up to a consideration of present-day dilemmas currently being faced in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Timetable

10 x 2 hours

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Assessment

1 seminar presentation, to be accompanied by a 1,250 word seminar paper (20%)

1 essay of 3,000 words (80%)

Main Assessment In: April/May