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GEO3063 : Militarism: Space and Society (Inactive)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


•To introduce contemporary social scientific concepts, research and debates on militarism, militarisation and military activities, with respect to their geographies and social expression.

•To explore and understand how militarism is geographically and socially constituted and expressed, with reference to a range of regional, national and trans-national contexts and case studies.

•To develop students’ analytic skills and capacity to explain how militarism and military activities shape space, society, political life and culture.

•To develop students’ transferable skills, particularly in critical thinking, written and oral communication, and team-work.

Outline Of Syllabus

Living in a militarised world: manifestations of militarism from local to global levels
Spaces of militarism and military activities:
Military environments
Military landscapes
Who fights?
Military masculinities
Women and armed forces
Mediated wars
War narratives
War on film
The military-university nexus

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Lecture
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Seminar
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1164:00164:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods are designed to enable students to develop critical understandings of the taught material and to discuss this material with peers and members of staff. Lectures and readings are designed to familiarise students with key ideas in the field while films and attendant discussion sessions are designed to show practical application and raise awareness of concepts in action.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A75Semester 2 assessment period. Unseen exam, three questions from nine.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M25One group 1,000 words per student groups of 3,4 or 5 students.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam is designed to assess knowledge and understanding gained over the course of the module (breadth) while the group presentations allow students to explore a topic of particular interest (depth). The group presentation also assesses the teamwork skills aspect of the learning outcomes (as detailed on page 4)

Reading Lists