Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 9
This module will introduce students to the main concerns raised by Critical Terrorism Studies. Working within the Critical Security Studies tradition, Critical Terrorism Studies argue that mainstream Terrorism Studies has not been open to new challenges and perspectives. As such, Terrorism Studies problematically reifies particular sites and structures of power. Because of this perspective, Critical Terrorism Studies poses several challenges to Terrorism Studies about how terrorism is defined and limited to particular actors. Thus, this module will explore these challenges, which include state terrorism, the discourse of radicalization, and the role of emotion before turning to the intended outcome of Critical Terrorism Studies scholarship: emancipatory practices.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006
Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture (x 11 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 office consultative hours (x 12 weeks), 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.
Scheduled learning hours: 21
Guided independent study hours: 279
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr M K Alexander-Owen
Module teaching staff: Dr C Gentry