Conflict in World Politics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Conflict in World Politics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    POL2038F and ONE of the following: POL2002S, POL2041F or POL2039S, or with special permission from the Head of Department.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    30
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7 - 8
  • Overview

    In this course we examine conflict in world politics. We focus on: the analysis of conflict; causes of conflict; actors in conflict; behaviour during conflict; consequences of conflict; and moral evaluation of conflict. In each dimension, we ask questions. To each of these questions, there are different, even opposing, answers. We examine these answers, illustrating them with cases and/or empirical material.

    DP requirements: Tutorial attendance is compulsory and students who attend fewer than 85% of the tutorials will not be allowed to write the final examination. In addition, completion of all written assignments, essays and tests are a requirement for a DP. Should students fail to hand in written assignments by due date, they will be penalised according to the grading formula of the Department. All required work for DP purposes MUST be submitted by the last day of the course.

    Assessment: Coursework counts 50%; final two-hour examination counts 50%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.