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IR3060   Rebellion and Revolution

Academic year(s): 2024-2025

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Monday 1pm - 2pm

Rebellion is the most prevalent form of conflict in the contemporary world. Massive protests, insurgencies, and civil wars bring with them the potential for transformative revolutions. Rebellions, however, also risk widespread violence and destabilisation, resulting in immense destruction for the societies consumed by them. This module takes an historic, comparative approach to understanding the causes, processes and consequences of rebellions and revolutions as important social phenomena that have been experienced across every region in the world. We will analyse the causes of rebellion, the dynamics of insurgency and counterinsurgency, and the outcomes of resistance.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr K A Harkness
Module teaching staff: Dr K Harkness