Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM213: Approaches to Middle East and Islamic Studies: States, Societies and Identities
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Professor Ilan Pappe (Convenor)
Dr Omar Ashour (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
In ARAM213, you will be introduced to a wide variety of topics important in the study of the Middle East and North Africa. These topics will touch on relevant issues in the study of politics and international relations of the region such as US foreign policy, political economy of the region, authoritarianism, and political Islam. You will also be introduced to the area studies versus social sciences debate and the advantages and disadvantages of broad theories as opposed to knowledge specific to a particular location. There are no co-requisites or pre-requisites for this module.