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Module Title LH Strategy and Decision-Making
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 29054
Module Lead Dr Jamie Gaskarth
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1 or 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module examines how individuals and groups make decisions and then uses these insights to explore how strategies are devised and implemented.

Strategy is considered both in its original military context (taking into account recent debates over grand strategy, the use of force and counterinsurgency) as well as civilian settings such as public policy, business and civil society (including groups like Occupy and Anonymous).

It will include guest speakers from government, the military and civil society who students will be able to question about their experience of strategymaking.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand the theories and concepts used to explain strategy.
  • Think critically about how decisions are made and analyse how this process could be improved.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the similarities and differences between strategic actors and how they respond to challenges.
Assessment 29054-01 : 2000 Word Essay : Coursework (50%)
29054-02 : 2 Hour Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
1 x 2000 word Essay (50%)
1 x 2 hour exam (50%)

Reassessment: None
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