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Critical Geographies Of Terrorism (Module)

Module description

This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of the theoretical and empirical links between geographical theories and insights and the phenomena of terrorism. Additionally, it seeks to facilitate understanding by students of the spatiality of the phenomena of terrorism and geographical perspectives. The module sets out to enable students to develop a critical awareness of the role of spatial organization, spatial strategies of power and spatial discourses in influencing the pattern of terrorism by state and non-state actors and encourage critical reflection on counter terrorism approaches and how might strategic interventions at the discursive and policy level, help reduce vulnerability to terrorist acts in addition to confronting the root cause of terrorism. 

Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.  

Staff information

Dr Daanish Mustafa and Richard Schofield.

Teaching pattern

10 lectures/10 seminars

Module assessment - more information

One 1000 word essay (30%), One 2200 word essay (55%), Oral Seminar Presentation (15%)

Key information

Module code 7SSG5153

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No