Causes of War

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Causes of War

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Intelligence Studies, International Affairs

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Module 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.
    - 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: 4
    Credit value: 15

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