Causes of War
King's College London
Area of Study
Intelligence Studies, International Affairs
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule description:This course is an introduction to thinking about the causes of war. It aims to make students aware of the philosophical background to debates about causation, to familiarise students with a variety of approaches to the causation of war, and to examine the merits and weaknesses of historical sociology as an overall framework.Objectives:- to make students aware through lectures of the philosophical background;- to familiarise students through lectures and essay-writing with a variety of approaches;- to examine the merits and weaknesses of historical sociology as a framework through a series of seminars in which students explore selected topics;- to prepare students for the exam by essay writing;- to give students experience of presenting analytic material to a seminar group.Credit level: 4Credit value: 15
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