Introduces students to the origins and pathways of state violence and the response to that violence. Provides students with an opportunity to analyse and critique the way that the state’s reliance on its subjects recognising and responding to its violence renders the state vulnerable to other readings and other responses. Encourages students to think critically about how the question of race is frequently bound up with state violence.
1. Course introduction
2. Political Theories of State Violence
3. Race and State Violence
4. Literary and theoretical engagements with State Violence
Ancient Greek renditions
early modern renditions
contemporary stories of state violence
5. Resisting State Violence
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Analyse the explanatory models for state violence, its origins and its modes of expression||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||Analyse and engage with literary and theoretical accounts of state violence in different contexts.||Intellectual rigour|
|3||Apply theories of race and the way it intersects with questions of state violence and authority||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||Critically analyse and distinguish between various modes of resistance to state violence||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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