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IR4544   Wars and Peace in the Caucasus

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Tue

The Caucasus region has suffered some of the worst wars, terrorist attacks and violent state-led counter-insurgencies in recent history. This module examines the contending accounts of war, terrorism and instability, giving attention to such conflicts as Chechnya, Nagorno-Karabakh and those in Georgia, including the conventional war of 2008. The interests and efforts of regional and international actors in trying to secure the region will also be examined, as will thematic issues such as democratization and human rights promotion.

Relationship to other modules

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

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take IR4525

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). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester. Occasional film/video viewing.

Scheduled learning hours: 46

Guided independent study hours: 254

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%,

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%,


Module coordinator: Professor F J Fawn
Module teaching staff: Prof R Fawn